24 May 2011

Sarkozy to host key internet forum ahead of G8 summit

The world's most powerful internet and media bosses are gathering in Paris for a two-day meeting hosted by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


The heads of Google, Facebook and Microsoft are due to attend to discuss the future of the internet. The debate over whether - and how far - to regulate the internet is expected to dominate the forum.

The conclusions of the event are to be presented to the G8 summit later in the week at the French resort of Deauville. This is the first time the internet will be discussed by the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) wealthy nations, says the BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris.

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