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False information: new twist in the Bloomberg-Vinci affair

2021-05-07T23:24:07.640Z

In 2016 a false statement from Vinci which described a catastrophic situation caused a collapse of the action. What responsibility for the journalists who broadcast it?



The amount of the fine imposed by the Autorité des marchés financiers on the Bloomberg news agency was as unprecedented as the case.

At the end of 2019, the French gendarme of the Stock Exchange had condemned the media to a fine of 5 million euros, for

"dissemination of false or misleading information"

, following the publication of a dispatch based on a false press release concerning the Vinci company.

This sanction of a financial regulator against a press organ is a first.

The two parties met Thursday morning before the Paris Court of Appeal, for a new episode of a legal standoff that raises many questions.

Read also: The time for the recovery has not yet come for Vinci, but the group is solid

On November 22, 2016, the Vinci company was the victim of identity theft.

Hackers send a press release to several media containing all the codes of those usually sent by the French company to editorial staff, even targeting specific addresses not known to the public.

The document mentions a review of the financial accounts of

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Source: lefigaro

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