Asked by AFP, the communication in France of Instagram, a subsidiary of Facebook, said that an investigation was underway.
Eric Zemmour, CNews star polemicist and Figaro columnist, said Thursday on Twitter that his official account had been banned from Instagram denouncing “censorship”. Asked by AFP, the communication in France of Instagram, a subsidiary of Facebook, said that an investigation was underway.
“This morning, Instagram took the arbitrary decision to ban my official account. The GAFAM (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, editor’s note) are engaged in a fierce fight against the peoples who do not want to die”, protests- he does in a tweet.
“They can censor me, but they cannot silence a whole people #STOPCensure”, concludes the polemicist who is credited with presidential ambitions.
Even if he has never openly declared himself a candidate for the presidential election, the columnist has the support of the association “Les Amis d’Eric Zemmour” which obtained its approval at the beginning of July from the National Accounts Commission campaign and political funding to fund a political party of the same name.
In the wake of Eric Zemmour’s tweet, a petition was launched by the association to support him “against censorship and the government of judges”.
Marine Le Pen calls on the government
Persecuted multiple times for his remarks, the columnist must be tried again on September 8 for “incitement to discrimination” and “racial insults” after remarks about unaccompanied minor migrants, whom he qualified as “thieves” , “assassins” and “rapists” on CNews in September 2020.
On Instagram, several accounts relaying Eric Zemmour’s comments were available, including one referring to a support site for the presidential election managed by the association “Zemmour Committees”.
“When the censorship of social networks muzzles the opposition, it is our democracy which is in danger”, reacted on twitter the president of RN Marine Le Pen by asking the government “to react to the deletions of the accounts of patriotic personalities of from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram “.