The Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, was invited to the 20 Hours set, Saturday October 17, to react to the attack perpetrated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) on Friday October 16 and which targeted a professor of history and geography. He first recalled that he was going to participate in the rally organized at Place de la République in Paris, Sunday, October 18.
The assailant claimed responsibility on Twitter before being shot by law enforcement. Jean-Michel Blanquer wished to recall that “anonymity on the Internet allows anything and everything, the worst of human nature”. “In terms of cyberstalking, we manage to have content removed thanks to our relations with the platforms, but that does not go far enough, he adds. The big operators of social networks must be made much more responsible. We must develop our law so that it is possible to put an end to this type of phenomenon. “