Passage required for any new minister who would not have a Twitter account in the life before: create his own. Something done this Tuesday for Eric Dupond-Moretti, appointed Minister of Justice the day before.
For the moment, at 4 p.m., the famous criminal lawyer contented to retweet a message from the Minister of Justice announcing his appointment.
“Acquittator”, as he is nicknamed, chose a profile picture presenting him in a tie, as during the transfer of power on Tuesday morning. In the banner image, it displays the traditional warning message in effect during the coronavirus health crisis: “Save lives. Stay cautious ”. The same that Emmanuel Macron kept for a long time, before recently choosing a photo of him during a speech in the Elysée gardens.
Over 100,000 subscribers for Jean Castex
No doubt that Eric Dupond-Moretti, so the account has already been “certified” by Twitter while the procedure is in theory currently suspended, will quickly win tens of thousands of subscribers. Friday, account of Prime Minister Jean Castex had grown from less than 10,000 to more than 50,000 “followers” within hours of his appointment. The counter surpassed the 100,000 mark on Tuesday.
Eric Dupond-Moretti was probably convinced to create a Twitter account by his team. Because he is very suspicious of this kind of digital use. “Any communication on social networks that is not signed should be prohibited. Anonymity frees up a bunch of cowards who can say all the bullshit in the world, “he said in February on BFMTV, during” the Griveaux affair “.