Closure of Trump’s Twitter account, climate law, ecocide offense … Barbara Pompili’s “8:30 am franceinfo”

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Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition was the guest of the “8:30 am franceinfo”, Monday January 11, 2021. (FRANCEINFO / RADIOFRANCE)
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Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition was the guest of “8:30 am franceinfo”, Monday January 11, 2021. Closure of Trump’s Twitter account, climate law, ecocide offense … She answers questions from Marc Fauvelle and Salhia Brakhlia .

Suspension of Trump’s accounts: “I understand the reaction of social networks”

On the night of Friday January 8 to Saturday January 9, President Donald Trump saw his Twitter account permanently banned. A decision that the social network has justified by recent events at the Capitol. When we have extremely violent words, I understand the reaction of social networks who say ‘we must regulate, we must say stop’ “, reacts Barbara Pompili.

But like her colleague Bruno Le Maire, the Minister for the Ecological Transition wonders about the legitimacy of the platforms on the issue. “We must have democratic processes to regulate the functioning of platforms and social networks”. “Social networks have a strong weight in political life, in public debate, so they cannot escape the rules of public debate”, continues Barbara Pompili.

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Climate: “a law that will create a real transition”

The Climate Bill, which takes up some of the proposals of the Citizen’s Convention, is due to be presented to the Council of Ministers on February 10, and to the National Assembly in March. “We are on a law which will create a real transition, which will change the daily life of the French, which is the result of extraordinary democratic work”, rejoices Barbara Pompili.

Ecocide offense: “the will to harm” is no longer in the law

Integrated into the Climate Bill, the creation of the offense of ecocide was initially to apply with or without intention to damage the environment.. “The question of intentionality, of the will to harm, it is a question which for the moment is the subject of big debates” admits the Minister, who recognizes that in the text that will be presented to the Council of Ministers, to be qualified, the offense must be intentional. The Minister is counting on the “parliamentary debate” to come back to this question.

“Many have done everything to ensure that this [le délit d’écocide] is not in the law by explaining to us that it was going to kill the competitiveness of France, which is false “, explains Barbara Pompili. “We have crimes that look like this in other European countries and especially in Germany, I don’t think there were so many problems”, she emphasizes.

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