deployment of the army to secure ports and airport, ban on TikTok… Gabriel Attal’s announcements

deployment of the army to secure ports and airport, ban on TikTok… Gabriel Attal’s announcements
deployment of the army to secure ports and airport, ban on TikTok… Gabriel Attal’s announcements

The ban on TikTok has come into force, announces Matignon

In addition to the deployment of military ” to secure “ the ports and airport of New Caledonia, the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, announced the ban on the social network TikTok to limit in particular contacts between rioters.

This ban “is in force” And “works operationally” on cell phones in the archipelago, Matignon said Wednesday evening. “This is the post and telecommunications office of New Caledonia [établissement public du gouvernement de Nouvelle-Calédonie] which has intervened since yesterday to block access to the TikTok application »we added.

The social network, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, is one of the preferred vectors of communication between the groups who have been committing violence for three nights in New Caledonia.

This ban also comes against a backdrop of fears of interference and disinformation on social networks coming from foreign countries which would seek to fuel tensions, government and security sources said, citing countries like China or the ‘Azerbaijan.

https://twitter.com/N_Hervieu/status/1790819747258409425the lawyer Nicolas Hervieu, who teaches at Sciences-Po and at the University of Evry, considered that this was a decision ” unprecedented “ and ruled that its legality was “questionable” although linked to the state of emergency, proclaimed earlier today by the government.

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