According to the results of an OpinionWay poll for the EU JF (Union of Jewish Students of France), more than one in two Internet users has already been confronted with racist comments on the Internet. This exposure is all the greater for 18-24 year olds.
This age group is, moreover, that which indicates the most having been confronted on the Internet with anti-Muslim, homophobic, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, negationist but also conspiratorial remarks.
Faced with hate speech, the French are very largely in favor of support measures. The survey thus evokes measures aimed at " regulate freedom of expression on the Internet "A formulation which frequently provokes debate but the results are here decided.
The blocking and the dereferencing of sites praising terrorism seems to make consensus with 92% of favorable opinions. However, an administrative blockage made scream several associations, without counting the actors of the Internet themselves.
For 89%, the responsibility of operators such as Google, Facebook and Twitter is singled out, while 83% of those polled are for a system of fines targeting the authors of hate messages.
Internet anonymity is widely felt (83%) as a means of " encourage the expression of hate speech "But to a lesser extent (68%), it is also identified as allowing" all opinions to be represented. "
Often fake, 78% say they are in favor of sacrificing this anonymity when registering on a platform or social network. An official identity which would be communicated in a form which would remain confidential.
N.B .: Survey conducted on February 18 and 19 with a sample of 1,006 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over and interviewed online.