Just as we have seen in the US with the loss to Trump, the media (and authorities) are now trying to blame Russia for what is happening on the French soil, implying that Russia would be responsible for fueling the yellow vests protests that would otherwise be dead.
I think it is true that Russia's strategy is to promote dissent in NATO countries, often legitimate dissent, sometimes inaccurate, sometimes just far-right garbage.
In regard to everything I have posted here earlier, this is a funny read:
Russian accounts fuel French outrage online
Hundreds of social media accounts linked to Russia have sought to amplify the street protests that have rocked France, according to analysis seen by The Times.
The network of accounts has circulated messages on Twitter that focus on the violence and chaos of the yellow vest or gilet jaune riots. As the unrest began last month, a group of about 200 monitored accounts was churning out approximately 1,600 tweets and retweets a day. A large proportion of the accounts appear to be so-called “sock puppets”, which purport to be run by westerners.
According to an analysis by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company, the accounts have spread disinformation, using photographs of injured protesters from other events to bolster a narrative of brutality by French police
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russ ... -xx2f2g8th
But it is a little less funny when François Ruffin
, a former journalist who has been elected to office in Parliament and is widely seen as an inspiring figure even by people who strongly disagree with the left-wing movement he belongs to, is under investigation from the DGSI (General Directorate for Internal Security, French intelligence agency charged with counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, countering cybercrime and surveillance of potentially threatening groups, organisations, and social phenomena according to wikipedia
) for "sedition and conspiracy
against the state."
I loosely follow this guy, and I saw recently in one of his videos he said he doesn't believe in French institutions as they currently are because they don't represent the people and deny them democracy, which apparently about 70% of French people agree with. Basically, he is like Ocasio-Cortez, a honest outsider elected to the political system who reports about it as if any regular citizen was in his place, with the interest of the public in mind rather than private and self interests.
Bottomline: the French government is investigating popular political opponents. France is getting closer to dictatorship by the day
... just my opinion, for what it's worth