By Nicolas Hénin, EU DisinfoLab
- France has not been spared by the waves of disinformation that have affected Europe recently on the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, or climate change.
- The disinformation actors move from one subject to another quickly as crises unfold. The Yellow Vests crisis has been foundational in the polarisation.
- Civil society shows a degree of informational resilience, as demonstrated, for example, by the marginal impact of the Macron leaks. France has a dense network of fact-checkers and many media literacy initiatives. Moreover, it has put in place several laws to tailor the response against disinformation. However, these initiatives may seem uncoordinated, making the doctrine a bit confusing.
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