Allegations of Russian influence have dogged the recent US elections. With France gearing up for the first round of its presidential elections on 23 April, should we be prepared for similar accusations of interference? Or is such talk merely anti-Russian paranoia?

At the beginning of April, the French polling commission issued a warning over what is said was a misleading Russian news report claiming that the centre-right candidate, François Fillon, had regained the lead. French opinion polls are strictly regulated, and most mainstream polls put the centrist Emmanuel Macron in the lead. Macron’s campaign has accused the Kremlin, through state-controlled news outlets such as RT and Sputnik, of spreading “fake news” in an effort to swing public opinion against him.

Not everyone is convinced. We had a comment from Catherine, who is highly sceptical that the Kremlin is trying to swing the vote. She says she has yet to see any evidence.

To get a response, we spoke to Christophe Deloire, Director-General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Has he seen any evidence that Russia is trying to influence the French elections?

deloireIt’s undeniable that some Russian media outlets are clearly influenced by the Kremlin and are spreading information that is clearly biased – and probably more than biased. They clearly have preferences for some candidates versus others. And it’s also very clear that these Kremlin-run media outlets are spreading false or unverified claims about some candidates.

Finally, it’s very clear that they prefer somebody like François Fillon over Emmanuel Macron. They probably have no influence directly in the French mainstream media, but if you are looking at your Facebook wall you can notice a lot of content influenced by Russian media outlets.

Next up, we had a comment from Doughty, who believes that Marine Le Pen is a “puppet” of Vladimir Putin. A similar charge has been levelled against Donald Trump in the US. Is it a fair accusation? What Le Pen’s official position on Russia?

deloireThe question of France’s relationship with Russia has been at the heart of the election campaign, and all the candidates have been asked questions about what they would like to do with Russia. It’s very clear that Marine Le Pen wants to have very good relations with the Kremlin, as she was received officially for a meeting with Putin very recently. This was just a few hours before lots of opposition people were arrested during a demonstration, and ten journalists were arrested in Moscow during demonstrations the day after Le Pen met with Putin.

Other candidates have also been accused of having a pro-Russian bias. Some of them, including Jean-Luc Mélenchon, have made very clear statements that they consider the diplomatic approach could be changed, but it doesn’t mean that they approve of the way Putin runs Russia or what Russia does in the rest of the world.

Finally, we had a comment from Talis, who believes Russia is waging a “cyberwar” against France, just as it did in the US elections. So far, we haven’t seen the same kind of high-profile hacking as we did in the US, but there has been a flood of so-called “fake news” stories. So, how can French journalists fight back against this sort of false reporting?

deloireJournalists have to do their jobs. That is to say: to verify information and to provide the public with concrete facts. And I think that French journalists do this work. The problem is how to really spread this factual information, and how to bypass the walls of convictions and opinions, and how to rebuild trust so that people believe the honest and verified information more than the false information they would like to believe. I think that’s the next challenge for journalists; it’s not only a challenge for French journalists, it’s not only about the campaign but how to rebuild trust. It’s now the key work that has to be done by the media industry and by journalists themselves.

Could Russia try to influence the French election? How can French journalists fight back against “fake news” stories? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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What do YOU think?

  1. Thomas Beavitt

    And if it were?

    The correct answer is that of course Russian is trying to influence the French elections. It would be rather surprising if it weren’t, especially since so many EU member states have been basically tricked into supporting economic sanctions against Russia to the detriment of their own economies (anyone remember Victoria “f**k the EU” Nuland?)…

    Then is it in EU members states’ interests to change their policies towards Russia? Almost certainly!

    Is it in Russia’s interests to try to persuade electorates in EU member states that they have been fooled and that it is in their interests to elect a government that will change the damaging sanctions policies. Duh!

    The real question is whether the EU as a bloc can continue to think of itself as essentially under a liberal-democratic regime when, increasingly, genuine democracy results in people voting for anything but more (neo) liberalism. Is French democracy so weak that its political leaders cannot effectively counter Russian arguments? Then it probably deserves for its government to be bypassed and for it simply to be directly governed by… well, take your pick. The USA? Global capitalism? China? Russia? Germany?

    29/08/2017 James Kirchick, American reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist, has responded to this comment.

  2. Marko Martinović

    Every country is trying to influence every election. EU is especially trying to influence it. EU is looking more and moore oppressive and controling.

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      Margarita Soto

      Two rwong thigs does not make one rwight.

    • Wouter Russchen

      not relevant to the discussion at all…

    • Franck Néo Legon

      Of course it is, every country in the world tries to influence the elections in other countries to its own profit, that’s just the way world goes.

    • Stefania Portici

      influenzare, costringere, forzare, ricattare, rovesciare governi….. con metodi diversi ……ma ha ragione Frank (Y)

  3. Bobi Dochev

    You are fucking idiots! After US now they influence French election and after a month it will be the German one?!
    That is not even hilarious, it is wretched and can bring only regrets!

    • Michael Šimková

      Why do we have to debate anything? Why can’t everyone just believe whatever Bart believes?

    • Bart Vd B

      My beliefs have nothing to do with it… Will a/the (fact based) truth come out by debating this with a bunch of people on fb? And if in the (highly) unlikely event it does, will it make any (positive) change/impact?

  4. Matej Zaggy Zagorc

    Oh sure. Just like it did the US. When in doubt, blame Russia.

    Meanwhile lets fund the bombing of Syria, make refugees the center of attention to distract the masses, while we build an oil line from the UAE, who we are butt buddies with. Remember Lybia? Boy oh boy, did we bring them freedom.
    But yeah, fuck Russia, they cause nothing but trouble for us

    • Chris Pyak

      It’s PUTIN who bombed Aleppo. It is PUTIN who arms Assad and is responsible for 250.000 deaths and millions of refugees.

  5. Rodney Jerkins

    lol what a ridiculous article, one thing is crystal clear: Russia don’t give a shit about things like that! Who doesn’t get it is doable blind!!!

  6. Michael Šimková

    It seems that way, but they’re doing a piss poor job of it. Her connection with Putin and desire to take France out of the European Union are probably the least attractive things about her with French voters. Unfortunately I think her opponents are not really as effective as they could be at taking advantage of this. They are too focused on burkinis and Islam and other such identitarian religious parafernalia, which is where Le Pen is strongest and garners the most sympathy. They draw little attention to any of her other policy proposals, which is making this election too much about Islam.

    An election about Islam is Le Pen’s to win at this point, because the left has been catastrophically naive, inept, hypocritical and foolish about Islamic fundamentalism and they are not trusted, nor are their arguments. Clinging to those arguments only bolsters whoever the opposition is. But there is much more at stake in France and for the future of France in this election than Islamic fundamentalism.

  7. Andrew Potts

    Looking forward to the post in the name of fairness examining will Georg Soras money be used in a stop Pen manner. Can such funding be traced and to whom.

  8. Maia Alexandrova

    This question sounds like “Is Russia trying to influence the rotation of the Earth and how can we fight back against the fake news that they are not trying to do so?” It is just ridiculous – full of assumptions! Just because you hate someone doesn’t mean that they are what you think they are. May be you are the victim of fake news, otherwise you would not be asking the question how to fight against it when the answer is very obvious – show the truth! If the French media have any provable facts, they should show them and explain how things really are and people will understand, but just repeating certain assumptions doesn’t make a fact and this is why such “news” are not believable. Truth is always stronger than lies. May be this is why Russian media outperform the anti-Russian ones – because they show real, provable facts, rather than present rumours as facts. When you stick to the truth, you will not make a mistake. This is how to fight against fake news and win.

  9. Nando Aidos

    I do not have an inside track to answer, but it is extremely likely and all care is not enough!

    • Ena

      lol nothing is wrong with them as long as intellectual engineering took place since 1st grade at school everybody just follows propaganda in Western EU people are better slaves than in East

  10. Fabrice Bordier

    They try to, funnily since Trump fired rockets on Syria, Marine Le Pen does not speak about him anymore. So? The winner is?

  11. Stefania Portici

    i francesi si influenzano da soli, il problema non gli viene da fuori ma sta dentro il loro Paese.
    French influence alone, the problem is not from the outside but is inside their country

  12. Ivan Burrows

    .

    You think the French people are to stupid to work it out for themselves ?

    You don’t need Putin to turn people against the EU, Brussels is doing a perfect job of it.

  13. Mirela Moldovan

    Since EU has imposed sanctions to Russia for what they did in Ukraina they try in any way to break it :(

  14. catherine benning

    Is the West trying to influence politics throughout the world. and if not satisfied with any government, not backed by them, start bombing the shiite out of them until the oppositions people are annihilated. Look at Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and on and on.

    Has Russia done that in the last 70 years? I don’t think so. But now it appears to have become the democratic opposition to the Western powers.

    I don’t see Russia trying to affect the French vote one way or another. However, the West, who has a media that refuses to give the same air time to each candidate, tries to sell this anti Putin theory repeatedly. The West accuse the Russians head on as well as covertly.

    What is not liked about Russian news is, they give Le Pen, Gilders, Trump, Sanders, Farage, as much coverage as they do Fillon, Macron and any other runner there may be. This is not liked by the west as it shows them to be hypocrites.

    Lets take it further. Who are the Western media? Who own the press? Who is Sky News, BBC, CBS, Fox and the rest? All jumping rather oddly to the same tune, little or no alternative views. All equally politically correct and all having little or no input from investigative journalists regarding facts. Just take the certainty that none of them can release or find the truth in world matters any more. No ability to investigate without bias for the front runner who is backed by the powerful.

    And another odd fact is, when the politician who is running in any Western country appears to offer the public an alternative to what they have, the media goes viral. They get crazy in their exaggerated presentation of the candidate. Yet, when this alternative man/woman may be elected, within a couple of months they too begin spitting out the line the preferred candidate offered. Take Hollande, Tsipras, Trump and many others.

    So all in all, we, the public, cannot win, as the real candidate of the peoples choice ends up censored or in some way converted to what they said previously they found repugnant. In other words, they knew what the electorate wanted and would vote for, so sold them the line that they too were for those principles, only to find, once elected, the peoples voice had to remain stifled.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/02/11/fillon-voters-will-go-straight-le-pen/

    So, why the fight, Le Pen, if she wins, will no doubt end up just as big a changeling as Hollande or Sarkozy. And it has nothing to do with Russia.

  15. Jason Picci

    Russia must be stopped!! France like other countries must only obey the orders of the Western Anglo-Khazarian Empire. How dare these oarsmen Viking sub-humans defend themselves from our superior debt-mongering dominance! We
    must crush the Huns once and for all!!!

  16. Dorin Crainic

    What do you think, EU didn’t try to influence the elections in Russia? Who put this clown, Yeltzin, which almost destroyed all the country, in power?

  17. Marco Bianchi

    Why don’t you asked “Is NATO trying to influence the political situation in other countries with fake revolutions”?

  18. Rumy Milten

    Stop blaming Russia for everything. Take some responsibility for the EU irrational actions. Jeez…

  19. Ivan Burrows

    .

    The French people do not need a conspiracy theory about Russian interference, the evidence of EU failure is all around them.

  20. SD

    Russian agents everywhere, Russian hackers everywhere, Russia is behind this, Russia is behind that. Let’s be real every Power does such things, everytime the USA and France did “Regime Change” they were meddling in other countries Political system. They have even meddled in Russias Politics. Imagine the World came together and put America, France, UK, Russia, Nato etc. on trial for every act of meddling and the prosecution had full and unhindered access to original cia, mi6, fsb etc. files.
    These nations would be prosecuted dozens of times over and the USA would probably be #1 or 2 with the UK after that certainly Russia and France.
    This whole discussion is lame. Like a thief accusing a thief of being a thief.

  21. Ivan Čorak

    Every major power influences or at least tries to influence election results in other countries in lesser or greater degree.

  22. Vytautas Vėžys

    All hail glorious Putin…
    He bought US elections
    He faked GB Brexit results…
    Now he is influencing France…

    Truly most powerful man in history according to media…

  23. Любомир Иванчев

    Seems like Russia is the Eternal Arch Enemy now. If anything bad happens in Europe and the US, this automatically means Putin is behind it. I bet they’ll start blaming him also for the next flu epidemic.

    • GonEprata Megarp

      Offcourse, was amazed how they did not try to blame putin for brexit, anyway they dont need someone to blame for the amazing fails of the eu, they do an amazing job at it by themselfs they dont even need to blame anyone.

    • Josephine Cassar

      Is it? Or just mentioned the differences? It influenced US elections but people are gullible unfortunately-dirty game, don’t agree. Russia, keep out of our countries, we don’t want you

    • Zille Vuk

      True !!! I hope Franch are smarter than this Bank’s caricature..

    • Marko Martinović

      There was no proof, Intelligence only blamed Russian Television. However Le Pens HQ was ransacked by the police and firebombed. EU tried to accuse her for islamophobia over posting pictures of victims.

    • Paschalis Bourletsikas

      Josephine Cassar you are that same pathetic human that portrays the global world order as a saviour to todays society. Was there any proof provided of Russian interference in the EU or USA… Easily answers, NO! Wake woman!

  24. Alex N Bu

    so what ??? everybody does it … is it illegal ? NO

    do we like it??? NO

    will they make it illegal ??? NO

    then … F OFF !!

  25. Alex Tselentis

    LOL come on enough is enough of this pathetic Russophobe nonsense the FRENCH PEOPLE vote and ecide, PERIOD.

  26. Joel Ribeiro

    Russia influence the americans. Russia influence the frenchs. Damm…europeans must all be stupid that can’t think by themselfs. Really with this constant non-sense?!?!?!

  27. Zahar Limonada

    god, I wish you greeks would get the russian daddy you so long for. for the life of me, i don’t know what was in churchill’s head when he protected you and gave hungary, bulgaria and romania to stalin.

    50 years of russian love would do wonders on your outlook on world.

  28. Zille Vuk

    NO ! It is the west FAKE media who try to discredit the ones that doesnt fit there check book!!

    • Jason Picci

      Like when Robert Kagan visited the Minister of the Interior (with media silence) some months ago to give some ‘advice’.

    • Bódis Kata

      One of the most powerful oligarchs on the planet, yet quite a media silence.

    • Stefania Portici

      silenzio da voi, da noi se ne sta parlando . Se è per questo anche la Trilaterale c’è stata è uno scandalo. Quando la politica viene svuotata ( dalla UE e dall’euro) succede anche questo….. e considera che il mio Paese è meno inquinato dei vostri :)

  29. Max Berre

    Stupid question. Le Pen has already publicly admitted to being funded by a russian bank. She even said so on CNN

    • Frank Wouters

      “The Russians interfered in the US elections! How bold!”
      “The Americans are publishing critical investigations on one of France’s electoral candidates. What’s wrong with that?”

  30. Bobi Dochev

    Ahahahah yeah! Just after he elect the US president and before personally elect the next German Canceller he going to choose which would be the next French leader… yeah!
    When you going to stop all this anti-russia with this shit?!

  31. Sandra Ribeiro

    Do not be naive. The russians are not the only ones trying to influence the othes’ countries destinies behind the scenes. Everyone has done this along men’s history. All countries have intelligence services, spies. What are they doing in their offices? They are not only there to find terrorists. A president like Le Pen would be very useful to Russia, would kill the EU and therefore weaken Europe and all it’s nations.

  32. Frank Wouters

    Politicians today would walk into a hoe and blame it on the Russians. Evaded accountability.

    • Sopi Andrei

      While that is happening for sure the fact that the Kremlin needs a weaker EU is also true. So these are not mutually exclusive. Le Pen did meet with Putin and she did receive money from russian banks on multiple occasions in the order of tens millions. How exactly are those banks suppose to get that money back? And do you think Russian Banks are into selfless charity?

    • Frank Wouters

      Sopi Andrei We’re living in parallel worlds.

    • William McAlpine

      Then it’s an attempt to destabilise a democracy by a foreign power.

    • Thomas Beavitt

      Isn’t that what foreign powers do? Assuming they can, that is.

    • Tony Guerriero

      So, when Obarma tries to influence the French election that’s okay. But then Russia gets accused of the same but that’s not okay. What a mixed up biased world we live in.

    • Sopi Andrei

      Yes, it is ok if one influences you in order to help you, or one influences you to go in a dark alleyway in order to rob you.
      Plus there is difference between the Kremlin pumping billions into the state propaganda machine that is secretly creating anti-western sentiment and conspiracy theory crap online, and a man making a video saying he believes this is what the best thing for Europe and the world.

    • Fernando Leite Velho

      Why it will be the best to Europe? Are english people so devil like rusians?

  33. Ramas Samar

    No doubt bout it. Brexit, refugees crisis. american elections, now voting in France-all these are heavily influenced by Kremlin, which is successfully leading “divide et domine” policy so far…

  34. Andrius Butikis

    It’s always russia!!!!! Guys, my microwave stopped working, it must have been the russians!!!!!! You lose an election? Blame the russians! You stub your toe? RUSSIANS!!!!!!!

    • Andrius Butikis

      Im not saying it was Russians…… But it was Russians.

    • Sopi Andrei

      Actually the Kremlin are supporting corrupt and incapable politicians in Romania through the state propaganda machine “Sputnik”. So yes they are trying to destabilise Europe.

    • Stefania Portici

      qualcuno disse ” Amo talmente tanto la Germania che ne preferivo due ” sicuramente era meglio la guerra fredda della guerra bollente :D

  35. Jimmi Sowa

    Macron – Rothschilds puppet is much more danger than Putins hackers. Most probably emails has hacked french secret service to prevent French against Ritchilds puppet – Macron

    • Tony Guerriero

      I would be more worried about the corrupt organisations behind Macron.

    • Skirmantas Kunevičius

      You are allready influenced do not vote for Macron, but vote for Putin’s puppet. What is better: France or Russia?..

    • Jimmi Sowa

      You should ask what is “less wrong” than “better”. Since booth bloody french revolution and bolshevik revolution degradation of morality of french and russian peoples goes on. Bolshevik revolution was triggered by wall street (Rotschild, Warburg and other families crime group). Russian peoples are victims of the crime group.

    • Sopi Andrei

      Lol yes, the illuminati lizard men, strike again!

  36. William McAlpine

    Yes, Putin is trying to destabilise the EU. Russian banks fund Le Pen and they have just hacked Macrons emails.

    • Tony Guerriero

      Really, So the people backing Macron are clean straight people? Don’t think so.

    • Sopi Andrei

      Tony Guerriero, straw man detected! ;)

    • Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann

      Bullshit Russia has nothing to do here , But Macron. is the candidate of Yankee finance, US go home !

    • Stefania Portici

      il popolo francese brancola nel buio e la Russia non c’entra niente

  37. John Morton

    No idea about whether “Russia” is or not – but I certainly am! As we’ve had before when a le Pen made the final, “Vote for the crook, not the fascist”.

  38. Tony Guerriero

    How pathetic, next big news will be that Russia is influencing the weather. The west really have a problem with Russia, they need to start looking at the “REAL” enemy, and it’s “NOT ” Russia.

    • Sopi Andrei

      Yes, the EU is democratic. Yes russian banks gave Le Pen money, she met with Putin, Sputnik and RT are churning anti-Western, anti-EU propaganda, and are supporting corrupt politicians like in my home country. How come out of all the talented women in Romania, Sputnik thought a crazy, corrupt and incapable woman politician was the best they could praise in their magazine, on woman’s day?

    • Tony Guerriero

      If the USA are so democratic why did they go against their peoples wishes by going to war against Iraq on a lie, Lock people up without trial or conviction in Guantanimo bay. Remember Vietnam? The American people protested against that invasion as well, still think the USA are democratic? They all do what suits their agenda. There all the same, just depends on who’s side your on. They all lie.

  39. Saul Crucero

    THE FRENCH WILL DECIDE., whatever thier decision is not a question of who influenced them. It is their decision. If you want to influence them, then try doing it. If Putin uses internet , you have the right to do the same.

  40. Elle Wilky

    Well, if Putin had anything to do with the British by-elections, thanks for nothing as we all hate the scumbag, Nazi, Tories. :D

  41. Case Roole

    Aha, another “sponsored” post. I get one every day. From ostensibly different sources, but always following the line of NATO’s “Strategic Communications”. That means that I am paying tax money to be propagandised. What’s the point this time? Russia is accused of informing French voters on the corruption of a would-be-president banker who was appraised by an American ex-president who gave hundreds of billions to banks and who got $400,000 from a bank for a “speech” right after his term in office.

    • Florin Popa

      In contrast, the posts you get from the usual pro-Russian trolls are not sponsored at all. They are just points of view of everyday, concerned citizens.

    • Davide Albertazzi

      Why you are against your Alliance (NATO) and in favour of a forigen and hostile Power (Russia)

    • Case Roole

      Davide Albertazzi You are using the “loaded question technique”, which is a characteristic of witch hunts. If you are not doing this on purpose, here is an explanation: “A
      loaded question may be defined as a question containing a proposition (as presupposition) that the respondent is not committed to, in the given context of dialogue in a case. The idea is that if the respondent gives a direct answer to the question, he or she will become committed to this proposition contained within the question.” I’ll happily answer any real question if you have one, but I will not answer a phrase that is not really a question.

    • Juan Pablo Ceballos

      Yesterday there was a huge amount of fake accounts on twitter saying: MacronLeaks and spreading false information and made up documents. Most of them have an Ip traceback to Russia. Cheers!

    • Alexa Vasquez

      Would you mind linking to at least one?

    • Davide Albertazzi

      Alexa Vasquez Russian hakers attaked macron and posted on internet his private e mails

    • Alexa Vasquez

      I’m asking for the evidence of these hacks. I don’t seem to be able to find his private e-mails. And if they are indeed posted on the internet, what information did they reveal about Macron that would influence the election?

    • Tina Lythe

      Alexa it was all over the news about the leaks with false emails

    • Alexa Vasquez

      And it was proven the emails are false?

  42. Nigel Greenwood

    Don’t know. But the EU is certainly trying to influence ours, and probably the French one as well.

    • Tom Crive

      EU is not trying to influence French election dude, France IS EU so what’s happening is normal. Regarding yours, you think EU would have paid UK?

  43. Kristina Gasparian

    Isn’t everyone in this world trying to influence whatever they can in their favor? Not saying it’s right but the one-side tendency in media kills me.

  44. Wacław Puchała

    Może samemu dwa zdania napisać a nie powielać wiadomości sponsorowanych.Wpływ na wybory we Francji ma PO Alkaida i nawet Kosmici. :) :)

  45. Bruno Picou

    D’ailleurs Quand allons-nous enfin, les démocraties occidentale, nous occuper sérieusement du cas dangereux de cet ex du KGB devenu dictateur russe ?

  46. Elisabeth Bird

    Quite likely but I doubt if they are they are the only people with a vested interest in the outcome. There are other who want to influence it as well.

  47. Fernando Leite Velho

    Não foi Obama que apareceu nas tvs de todo o mundo a declarar que apoiava Macron? Os USA interferindo das eleições francesas? Não,.claro que não se interfere dando opinião sobre quem deve governar a colonia.

    • Karima Debrix

      Obama showed his support as a former President, Putin is a dangerous mind spreading fake news, it is a very different matter.

    • Fernando Leite Velho

      Claro, tudo depende da côr dos oculos com que se vê a fotografia…
      Why you think Putin is a dangerous man? Can you tell me?

  48. Lino Ribeiro

    If all western countries have intelligent people like Trump ahead of them, everything will be much easier for Putin, thats for sure.

    • Karima Debrix

      Fernando Leite Velho Did they really appoint this psychopath? did they have the choice?

  49. Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann

    What is obvious is the interference of OBAMA, Merkel , Schulz , EU Commission in French elections to support Macron, This is against French sovereignty and against democracy.

    • Maria Mar Zambrano Gil

      Rubbish…. One thing is show public support to the democratic people, something Putin is welcome to do, and another very different to spread fake news, hack computers, spy and give money to extremist groups….

    • Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann

      This is Atlanticist bullshit ! NSA and Soros are the real threat to nations , Putin is the new de Gaulle ! he impléments the multipolar world and France needs that. To.have alternative info to the NATO propaganda is a big win for democracy!

  50. Corry Loddo

    All NWO puppets from Clinton to Macron have the fixation of Russian hackers a bit as US gas use sarin to violate national sovereignty. Russian hackers would be so reluctant to use Russian computer language? It works so much to change the CIA.

    • Anne Lise

      Arrête de raconter de la merde… T’es médium ?

    • Patrick Gerassi

      Anne Lise Non, mais j’ai consulté Madame Soleil,

    • Patrick Gerassi

      Anne Lise Collabos un jour, collabos toujours.

    • Patrick Gerassi

      Anne Lise Hier les chars russes entraient en Ukraine. Demain, si Marie est élue, les blindes russes défilent sur les Champs-Élysées.

    • Karima Debrix

      Anne Lise Pas touche à Sainte Marine? parole de collabo.

  51. Brian Huebner

    Support for like-minded allies is normal.
    Subversive hacking, fake news and sabotage are not.

  52. Francesco De Luca

    I don’t understand how Russia can influence French election. Russia doesn’t control the most important mass media of France, which are capable to spread throughout of the country both real and fake news. This issue of Russian influence is a very poor alibi, which is used by political elites to justify their poor performancse at election, but the reality is that are not able to provide a good governance.

    • Mark Adam Harold

      “i don’t understand” is a really weak start to an argument

    • Francesco De Luca

      Mark Adam Harold I’m not mother tongue, are you able to speak and write in Italian? ?

    • Francesco De Luca

      Mark Adam Harold I’m not mother tongue, are you able to speak and write in Italian? 😃

  53. Anne Lise

    Impossible malheureusement, les médias sont à la solde de la gauche, donc de macron !

    • Karima Debrix

      Et vous êtes à la solde de la bêtise.

    • Karima Debrix

      Marine grosse salope inculte et vulgaire.

    • Poulain Jean-francois

      Quel argumentaire digne du fascisme que vous dénoncez je suppose ??

    • Poulain Jean-francois

      Quel argumentaire digne du fascisme que vous dénoncez je suppose 👎🏿

  54. Piotr Bogdanov

    :D In Europe The Problems And The Guilty Russians. Already In Europe Russophobia And Paranoia From This Propaganda :D

  55. Francis Crunchie Kelly

    The CIA has been proven to have rigged both Chirac’s and Sarkozy’s election,they have been shown to make their work look like that of the Russians ,Chinese,Germans and Muslims…YOU the ‘main stream media’,have been shown to be cowards,fools and paid propagandists….there is about five genuine journalists active on the world stage at this moment and it has been that way for decades…

  56. Baudouin de Crombrugghe

    La question ne se pose même plus.
    Le saviez-vous?…
    En 2014, une réunion a rassemblé des représentants de partis nationalistes européens, le 31 mai à Vienne, organisée à l’initative du milliardaire Konstantin Malofeev.
    Outre Alexandre Douguine, se trouvaient parmi les invités Aymeric Chauprade et MARION MARÉCHAL-LE PEN.
    En octobre 2014, Alexandre Douguine a rencontré, à Moscou, Jean-Marie Le Pen, alors président d’honneur du Front national.
    L’homme politique français a également rencontré à cette occasion un oligarque proche de Vladimir Poutine, Konstantin Malofeev, qui dirige le fonds d’investissement Marshall Capital Group et soutient les idées eurasistes (recyclage russophile du nazisme) de Douguine.
    La campagne de Marine Le Pen peut se faire grâce à un financement de 11 millions d’Euros en provenance ce cette mouvance et l’aide indirecte de Moscou qui a mobilisé des moyens énormes pour intensifier la guerre de l’information: 300 millions d’euros et 1000 personnes engagées par le ministère de la défense russe, ce qui en dit long sur l’approche martiale de l’information en Russie.
    Un effort tout particulier est fait sur la présidentielle française.
    Cible privilégiée: Emmanuel Macron

    http://www.euractiv.fr/section/innovation-entreprises/news/moscou-se-mobilise-pour-intensifier-la-guerre-de-linformation/?nl_ref=32029147

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