“It is because he was named by social networks that Samuel Paty was murdered. “Before the National Assembly on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jean Castex said he wanted to” take up the subject “of online hatred by creating a” crime of endangering the publication of personal data “on the Internet, after the beheading of the professor at the Bois d’Aulne college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines).
“We can no longer bring ourselves to passively witness the unleashing of hatred on social networks”, explained Jean Castex, during the questioning session to the government.
The majority had already tried to tackle this issue through a bill from LREM deputy Laetitia Avia, largely rejected by the Constitutional Council. “The censorship of the Constitutional Council should lead us to take up this subject again in another form, which should create an offense of endangering the publication of personal data”, continued the Prime Minister.
Dupond-Moretti wants to regulate social networks
The teachers of the college of Bois d’Aulne in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine also expressed this Tuesday in a press release their “deep concern about the impact of social networks” after the assassination of their colleague.
Asked Monday by Le Parisien, the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti announced his desire to regulate social networks to fight against radical Islam, by acting at the European level. “The current legislation is based on a 2000 directive on electronic commerce. At the time, social networks were not what they are today, ”he said.
“The European Parliament must quickly adopt a text currently under discussion on the removal of terrorist content online and I also wish to bring together the various Ministers of Justice to supervise social networks when they allow the expression of hatred. Nationally, we will step up repression. Modalities are being studied ”, he also indicated.
“Now is the time for action”
Arrested this Tuesday by several presidents of parliamentary groups -Patrick Mignola (MoDem), Valérie Rabault (PS), Damien Abad (LR), Christophe Castaner (LREM), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI) and André Chassaigne (PCF) -, Jean Castex denounced “any ambiguity” towards radical Islamism, which would amount to “the beginning of renunciation”.
“It is a permanent threat, a threat which can come from outside, but which can also, I say it bluntly, recruit these killers from among our own compatriots. We are also paying the price of a relaxation, but today, the time has come for action, “insisted Jean Castex, making” the protection of national education personnel “a” priority “.
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