Macron Blames “Online Misinformation” for Violent Riots in France: “We Must CENSOR Online Hate”

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Macron blames online misinformation and hate speech for spate in violent riots in France

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that “misinformation” and “hate speech” are responsible for the widespread social unrest in France, and has proposed tough online censorship laws to combat the problem.

Speaking after an emergency security meeting to address the ongoing civil unrest on Friday, Macron declared that most of those arrested over the riots were “young or very young,” and added that the “fake news” from the internet is responsible for encouraging them to commit acts of violence.

“Platforms and networks are playing a major role in the events of recent days,” he said of the unrest. “We’ve seen them – Snapchat, TikTok and several others – serve as places where violent gatherings have been organized, but there’s also a form of mimicry of the violence which for some young people leads them to lose touch with reality.”

The president warned that young adults and teenagers were taking to the streets to act out “the video games that have intoxicated them.” reports: Earlier, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that the government warned social media sites not to host calls for violence and other content glorifying the riots. He vowed to “take all necessary measures if we become aware that social networks, whoever they are, don’t respect the law.” The minister also ordered a shutdown of certain forms of public transit, which have become a target for vandals. 

The riots erupted on Tuesday night in the Paris suburb of Nanterre after a police officer fatally shot 17-year-old pizza delivery driver Nahel M. during a traffic stop. The officer in question was quickly jailed and charged with homicide, following a call for “vengeance” by the teen’s mother.

The unrest and looting intensified through the week and spread to other major cities, including the Mediterranean port of Marseille, where rioters reportedly ransacked a gun store. Several police stations were also attacked, according to reports on social media. 

Darmanin said on Friday that a total of 917 people have been detained by police so far, adding that their average age is just 17.

With some 45,000 officers deployed to quell the disturbances, two major police unions have demanded a crackdown on the “wild horde” of demonstrators, stating that officers were waging a “war” on the government’s behalf. They went on to warn that law enforcement would become “the resistance” should officials fail to restore order.

As of Friday afternoon, rioters had ignited nearly 4,000 fires, destroyed more than 2,000 cars, and damaged around 500 buildings, according to Macron, who was also forced to return early from an EU summit in Brussels due to the violence. 


  1. Remember Macron supported Putin right from the start and immediately after he announced that they turned on him and stated creating huge problems in France.

  2. AGAIN, Macron DOESN’T Blame HIS GOVERNMENT’S “Online Misinformation” for Violent Riots in France: “We Must CENSOR Online Hate” BC, THE MASS-MURDERING OFFICIALS ALWAYS LIE!!

    • Wake up. The west are akn passing the same type of legislation you just passed that was reported today Here English owned Sky news is trumpeting our governments draconian new speech laws too Canada as well. New Zealand won’t be far behind. Etc. Pakistan s so bad we can’t even find our what’s happening there to Inran Khan really. But it for its good side because there’s a lot if very sicj twisted evil people on social media spreading hate speech maliciously with the full co operation of some very devious sites run by nazi reminiscent style anti semitic homophobic racist socialist frauds in disguise as Conservative Christians.

    • At least read the police statement before you shoot your mouth like the pack of retards trolling socialist neo nazis s here All on the payroll no doubt of their team leaders, OR just so stupid they’re led like sheep.

      • The police say that are at war with vermin.
        The muslim horde has infiltrated France again.
        And Emannuelle Macron is the opposite of Charles Martel.
        France doesn’t stand a chance.

      • A majority of the citizens of France voted for Macron. It is not that hard to figure out there retard boy.

  3. funny how trudeau is doing the same thing under a different reason, biden too with a different reason. They fking liberal tyrants want a global communist dictatorship and openly lie to get it. Very few liberal politicians can be trusted. Especially if they are WEF connected at the anus. I do trust Robert Kennedy Jr and Tulsi Gabbord but that is about it

    • It’s the nazis who support and allied with the Islamic world. Its the socialists who want to end democratic capitalism.

      • Moslems are playing the long game there skippy. Their goal is world domination and they do not care how long it takes. Try and keep up with the conversation you stupid schiffhead. Nobody is talking about Nazis and WWII.

  4. “Katie Hopkins :All the noise around Farage ;FOX GB News… Let me share” You tube.
    Course she apparently has no problems because she just uses her husbands bank accoh t since she seem to be unaware that they closed Farage families account before his. Usual Katie All consumed with her self image really.

  5. Looks like the hatred is in the streets, not online.
    “Macron” must be French for “blithering idiot”.

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