Emmanuel Macron mysteriously banned from TikTok

Emmanuel Macron mysteriously banned from TikTok

“Banished account”. These are the two words that appeared Friday evening on the TikTok account of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, when we wanted to access it. “This account cannot be found”, could also be read at times, without this affecting any other user. The account of the French president, with nearly four million subscribers, has been suspended from the application, as Le Parisien has seen, without the reason being known.

Unpublished, the suspension of Emmanuel Macron from the application did not go unnoticed, several users having published videos on this subject. “What did you do Manu (sic) to ban you from TikTok? asks a user. “Why and how does Macron find himself banned from TikTok? asks another. When another, accumulating at 10:30 p.m. more than 100,000 views, writes: “Wesh we talk about it that the president has been banned? »

Contacted this Friday evening by Le Parisien, TikTok confirms that “Emmanuel Macron’s account was inaccessible” without being able to give an explanation. Link of cause and effect or fortuitous resolution, the account of the President of the Republic was restored around 10:45 p.m., only a few minutes after our call to the favorite social network of teenagers. The head of state was thus banned for at least three hours from Tik Tok, without explanation.

3.9 million subscribers

Emmanuel Macron had landed on TikTok in July 2020 on the occasion of the results of the baccalaureate. Since then, the President of the Republic – or rather his team – had made this social network a communication medium for teenagers, even though he criticized it, going so far as to qualify it as “the first disruptor” among the youngest. This Friday evening, he had 3.9 million subscribers.

It is known that TikTok, which allows the viewing of short videos, can be easily “censored”. On its website, the Chinese social network explains that a violation falling under “a zero tolerance policy” results in “automatic banishment”. The account can also be banned in “after several violations”. It is possible to challenge his banishment from the application.


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