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French President Macron Blames Video Gaming and Social Media for Recent Clashes

French President Macron Blames Video Games and Social Media for Recent Clashes

French President Emmanuel Macron attributes recent violent clashes in the country to video games and social media. Macron contends that these digital platforms have had a detrimental influence on the rioters, accusing them of being "intoxicated."

French President Emmanuel Macron Take Big Action After Fr Police Incident

French President Macron Blames Video Gaming and Social Media for Recent Clashes

A police officer in the Paris suburb of Nanterre fatally shot 17-year-old Nahel M., sparking outrage and demands for police accountability. Residents protested, leading to violent clashes with the police. The officer faces investigation for voluntary homicide.


During the ongoing protests, Macron appeals to parents to keep their teenagers at home. He blames social media for fueling the demonstrations and points to video games as contributing to violence and vandalism.


The link between video games and real-life violence has been debated for decades, lacking scientific evidence. Macron's recent comments may surprise many, given his previous support for the gaming industry in France.

Macron expresses concern over social media, claiming it plays a "considerable role" in promoting violence. He calls out Snapchat and TikTok, alleging they coordinate unrest and encourages copycat violence by sharing dramatic protest images.


The French government will collaborate with social media companies to remove "sensitive content." Authorities will request the identities of individuals inciting violence on these platforms.

Macron's assertions ignite a new debate about the influence of video games and social media. His stance on gaming seems contradictory to his previous support, but his concerns about social media cannot be dismissed. Balancing safety and freedom of expression in the digital age is crucial.


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