Emmanuel Macron blames social media and video games for outbreak of violence in France

French President Emmanuel Macron has blamed social networks TikTok, Snapchat and video games for the outbreak of violence in France, writes Kotaku.

As you know, in any uncertain situation, video games and social networks should be blamed for everything. French President Emmanuel Macron seems to have learned this lesson well. Speaking about the mass unrest that has been raging in some cities for nearly a week, Mr Macron accused social media of inciting the violence. And of course, he didn’t forget video games.

Protests erupted in France after police shot dead a 17-year-old Moroccan courier in a suburb of Paris on June 27, 2023.

Macron said social media networks play a “considerbale role” in fueling unrest, citing Snapchat and TikTok as examples. He outlined his plan to work with tech companies to remove “the most sensitive content”, saying he expected a “spirit of responsibility from these platforms”. French police are reportedly investigating those posting calls for continued protests on social media.

In addition, Emmanuel Macron mentioned video games: “We sometimes have the feeling that some of them [protesters] are living out, in the streets, the video games that have intoxicated them,” he said of the protesters. As usual. It’s not the police who accidentally killed a 17-year-old boy, it’s the video games.