October 18, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The internet should be regulated to curb its immoral excesses, according to Nicolas Sarkozy, who made the statement on a visit to the Pope.
“There’s no liberty without rules. The law of the jungle, survival of the fittest, the most cynical, it’s contrary to the values of liberté, egalité, fraternité, it’s counter to civilisation,” said the president while at the Vatican.
Sarkozy has already talked of regulating the internet. In January, he called for a global strategy to “clean up the network”, including the use of filtering tools.
Socialist MP Patrick Bloche said the statement showed the president was willing to “limit the incredible freedom that [he] is unable to accept”.