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Dominique Reynié: "Horizontality and immediacy threaten us with violent chaos"


INTERVIEW – The director of Fondapol publishes a note on democracy and social networks, on the occasion of the 32nd Political Book Day. He sees in the crisis that our country is going through an effect of the aspiration of political civility by the digital world and its irresponsible violence.

Le Figaro.

- On the occasion of the 32nd day of the political book, you devoted a note from Fondapol to the breakdown of public debate under the effect of social networks.

Does the political and institutional crisis currently going through our country seem to you to be linked to this decomposition of the media space?

Dominique Reynie.

- The political crisis, yes, because for the moment I do not see any institutional crisis.

It is not our institutions that are not up to scratch, but part of the political class, and in particular the far-left deputies of France Insoumise.

When they weren't in the Assembly, they shouted at the denial of democracy, now that they are there, they prefer the street.

Their will to agitate, multiplying outrages, hateful cries, threatening stagings, etc., transform parliamentarism not into a "Zad", as they promised to do, but into a double of social networks, where the we don't care about the consequences anymore...

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Source: lefigaro

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