Presidential 2022 in France: the falsification of history by candidate Éric Zemmour

Audio 7:30 p.m.

Public meeting of Éric Zemmour in Saint-Quentin, in the north of France, on January 14, 2022. AFP - BERTRAND GUAY

By: Clementine Pawlotsky

1 min

In France, the electoral campaign for the presidential election of April 2022 is in full swing.

But it is not immune to false information.

Infox sometimes relayed by the candidates themselves, like the former far-right polemicist, Éric Zemmour, who does not hesitate to reclaim the history of France, to rewrite it, to serve his project. Politics.

On what levers does he rely to falsify the historical narrative?

And how do you avoid falling into the trap?


On the program


- Interview with historian Laurent Joly, director of research at the CNRS, specialist in the far right and anti-Semitism during the Vichy regime (1940-1944), author of

The Falsification of History.

Éric Zemmour, the far right, Vichy and the Jews (

Grasset, January 2022)

Sophie Malibeaux's chronicle: disinformation and incitement to hatred plague the internet in Mali


- Fact-checkers around the world are calling on Youtube to take effective action against disinformation, with Valdez Onanina from the Francophone Office of Africa Check, based in Dakar, Senegal.

To report information that seems questionable, go to WhatsApp at 336 89 07 61 09 or on our Facebook page "Les Sous de l'Infox".  


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