“QAs for the facts themselves, the ongoing judicial investigation must determine the possible responsibility of a foreign sponsor”, defended, in a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Star of David graffiti appeared on the facades of Jewish homes and businesses.
On November 6, the state services responsible for protecting against foreign digital interference (VIGINUM) detected 1,095 ‘bots’ (an application designed to simulate human actions) on the social network X (formerly Twitter), which made 2,589 publications to fuel this controversy.
“VIGINUM considers, with a high degree of confidence, that the ‘bots’ in question are linked to the RRN system, taking into account that one of its main activities consists of redirecting users to ‘sites’ of the RRN system”, he stated, in communicated.
The first publications, made by RRN, occurred on October 28th, and “the first authentic publication of the photos appears to have occurred on October 30th”.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the issue is “a Russian digital interference operation against France”, which aims to “exploit international crises to sow confusion and create tensions in public debate”.
The Ministry of the Interior revealed that, this week, more than 1,100 anti-Semitic acts were carried out in France, double the amount accumulated throughout 2022.
The Association of Mayors of France (AMF) today called for demonstrations against anti-Semitism across France, which will take place on Sunday, the same day that a march takes place in Paris.
“It is the unity of our nation that is at stake and all citizens must defend it”, pointed out the AMF, in a statement.
The president of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, and the president of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, today called for an end to the “useless controversies” surrounding the demonstration that will take place in the capital.
“Marching this Sunday is an individual, independent and civic approach […]. This moment of national unity is a duty”, they added.
France has the largest Jewish (500,000) and Muslim (around six million) communities in Europe.
Since the start of the war between Hamas and Israel, anti-Semitic acts have increased in the country.
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