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Latest update : 2012-05-07

French election: what social media changed

MEDIAWATCH, Fri. 4/4/2012: As the French election draws to a close, we take a look at the impact social media have had on the 2012 campaign. Also, a Freudian slip by the French defence minister has far-right undertones, and centrist François Bayrou features in several political cartoons today.

By James CREEDON

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