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France warns against republishing hacked Macron campaign emails
May 6, 2017 / 9:08 AM / 7 months ago

France warns against republishing hacked Macron campaign emails

PARIS (Reuters) - Media should not republish information hacked from the campaign team of centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, the French electoral commission said on Saturday.

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, is pictured through a window of his hotel during a campaign visit in Rodez, France, May 5, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

The commission, which supervises the presidential campaign, said in a statement that the publication or republication of the information could be a criminal offence.

Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen.

Reporting by Geert De Clercq; Editing by Adrian Croft

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