Facebook will allow French regulators to "embed" inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.
The source also said that president Trump has called for a new agreement to ensure that Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons.
Macron defended his viewpoint, saying "I do share President Trump's views that we need a much better burden sharing with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and that's why I do believe that my proposal for a European defence" is "utterly consistent with that".
Speaking at the Internet Governance Forum organized at the Paris-based United Nations cultural agency UNESCO, Macron said it's urgent to better regulate the internet.
Macron moved quickly to defuse the discord, saying he agrees that Europe needs to do more to defend itself and that his efforts to create more common European Union defense initiatives were moves in that direction.
President Trump joined French leader Emmanuel Macron on Sunday as almost 70 world leaders gathered in Paris to mark 100 years since the end of World War I. "I do share President Trump's view we need much better burden sharing within North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".
Trump considers ousting top aide who feuded with Melania
Ricardel, who previously worked in the commerce department, has been an integral part of Bolton's efforts to restructure the NSC. A White House official disputed a Wall Street Journal report that Ricardel had been fired soon after Melania Trump's statement.
Their body language was markedly less warm than during Trump's last visit to Paris in July 2017, underscoring a general cooling in relations which were further strained by a late-night tweet by Trump attacking Macron. "It's an experiment, but a very important first step in my view".
Trump, who has repeatedly declared himself a nationalist, sat mostly stone-faced as he listened to Macron, who sees himself as Europe's foil to the rising sentiment, which has taken hold in Hungary and Poland among other countries.
- "Very insulting" - Trump's visit, which kickstarts two days of events marking the centenary of the end of World War 1, had looked set to be tumultuous after he fired off a tweet on arrival in Paris late Friday berating Macron's calls for a European army. Europe is the "main victim" of Trump's decision, Macron said in remarks made as he toured World War I battlefields ahead of the centenary of the November 11 armistice, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Macron's comments on stronger European defense cooperation were not meant to add to the points of contention, and his stance is not new.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris on Sunday, their first face-to-face talks since the accidental downing of a Russian plane in Syria provoked tensions.
He caused controversy on Saturday by cancelling a trip to another cemetery for the war dead because of bad weather. The president had been expected to meet with Putin during the visit, but will instead sit down with him formally later this month at a world leaders' summit in Buenos Aires.