Created in September 2021, the Twitter account “Sardine Ruisseau” parodying the Green MP Sandrine Rousseau is the subject of numerous reports from the latter and her supporters.
Over 116,000 subscribers. A few days ago, the Twitter account “Sardine Ruisseau” was pleased to now be more followed on the social network than Sandrine Rousseau, the ecologist deputy whom it derides. Suspended during the summer following reports from the elected official and her supporters, the parody account is back with several messages posted every day and 40,000 new subscribers gained in a few days.
“You can laugh very well without being humiliating”
What arouse the anger of Sandrine Rousseau, who spoke on the Daily set, this Wednesday, August 31. “It’s cyberbullying, she hammered. This parody account was founded when the far right decided to make me a target in the political debate. From the moment “Sardine Ruisseau” tweets, then there are hordes of accounts launching what are called raids. One can laugh very well without being humiliating and without inciting raids from other people. ”
And to continue:I made a lot of reports. The boss of Twitter France even liked a tweet from “Sardine Ruisseau” which says something about the policy pursued by Twitter. On the street, I have signs of great support. They stop me non-stop to tell me how precious my word is in their eyes. It’s quite amazing to see how different things are on Twitter and on the street.”
“A parody account on the delusions of wokism”
But who is hiding behind the nickname “Sardine Ruisseau”? The owner of the parody account granted an interview to talker. He says he wanted to “create a parody account on the delusions of wokism for a while” when several statements by Sandrine Rousseau inspired him.
However, “Sardine Stream” denies “any form of cyberbullying”. “I don’t care about his positions but it’s still a parody and Sandrine Rousseau is not the exclusive target, assures the owner of the Twitter account. I hit everyone. The mention “parody” was present from the creation of the account. Although I do not share her ideas, she has a touching and endearing side.”
What is cyberbullying?
According to the government website public service online harassment is constituted by “the frequency of the remarks and their insulting, obscene or threatening content”.
A cyberstalker can be sanctioned whether the exchanges in question are public or private. He exposes himself, when the victim is of age, to a sentence of 2 years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros.
He describes himself as “a free electron” on the political level. “I have ideas that span the whole political spectrum. Nevertheless, the left has become so radicalized lately that mechanically I now find myself rather to the right of the political spectrum.” “Sardine Ruisseau” also explains that it does not recognize itself in “the appellation of “fachosphere” or extreme right”.