Today: Tuesday, 23 April 2024 year

The French authorities confirmed that they demanded to limit the functions of social networks.

The French authorities confirmed that they demanded to limit the functions of social networks.

The French authorities confirmed that they demanded that digital platforms impose restrictions on the operation of applications during the riots, follows from the words of the official representative of the French Cabinet, Olivier Veran.

“During these nightly riots, we asked, demanded from the platforms that they turn off some features for a certain period,” he said.

As an example, Veran cited Snapchat’s SnapMap feature, which allowed rioters to “gather at a certain place at a certain time” in an organized manner.

Earlier, the BFMTV channel reported that French President Emmanuel Macron does not rule out restrictions on social networks in the event of an aggravation of mass protests.


On Tuesday, June 27, police officers shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager during a check on a road in Nanterre, who, according to security officials, refused to comply with their demands. During the week, riots broke out in a number of French cities. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, across the country, young people set fire to more than 12,000 cars, as well as about 500 city halls, police stations and other authorities. More than four thousand people were detained, a significant part of them were minors. According to the Ministry of Economy, more than a thousand retail outlets, about 370 bank branches, 200 grocery stores and 436 tobacco shops were looted.