India "Hidalgo gets her license with excess speed": to the sources of an old intox

19:10  24 september  2021
19:10  24 september  2021 Source:   liberation.fr

Crack in Paris. Anne Hidalgo renounces the 20th website located near an

 Crack in Paris. Anne Hidalgo renounces the 20th website located near an school © AFP / Thomas Coex a protester holds a sign "My neighborhood will not crack, a school is to instruct, not to consume" during a demonstration In front of the town hall of the 20th arrondissement of Paris, on September 11, 2021, to protest against a future Crack consumer welcome center in the district Pelleport Street.

Anne Hidalgo en 2015 à Paris. © Stéphane de Sakutin Anne Hidalgo in 2015 in Paris. Question asked by Catherine on September 6,


Your question is about a screenshot circulating on social networks for a few days. The image, resembling the extract of a printed log, is titrated: "Anne Hidalgo is removed from the driver's license for speeding." The article in question details an "really too fun case", indicating that the Mayor of Paris would have been controlled aboard a sedan on the peripheral boulevard, in the middle of the night, "121 km / h" instead of the 70 authorized. To the police interrogating her, she would have assured "Do not look at his meter because there is no danger at this hour," arguing that the road controls are an "pump at fric". His license immediately removed, she would then return home by taxi.

The Arc de Triomphe packaged by Jeanne-Claude and Christo, an ephemeral moment

 The Arc de Triomphe packaged by Jeanne-Claude and Christo, an ephemeral moment © Reuters - Pool The French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot, the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron Assist the inauguration of the arc of triumph wrapped, conceived by the artist Christo, Paris, 16 September 2021. The packaging of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris by the Christo artist is almost complete.

I know if it's a fake ???? pic.twitter.com/gxlokpchu2

- Patatras (@ Patatras61) September 21, 2021

The anecdote, of course, is resumed with delight by the detractors of the Mayor of Paris, now candidate for the presidential election. Especially since it recently declared to be in favor of an "drop of speed" on highway, on RMC on September 21st.

Video: presidential: Anne Hidalgo favorable to a drop in speed on highways (dailymotion)

However, no control of this kind never occurred. This affirmation arising at regular intervals - during each speech of Anne Hidalgo on speed limitations - it has several years that the media of Fact-Checking services have determined that it is a Pure invention. Or more precisely: a joke, carried out on April 1, 2015. All - including CheckNews , in 2017 , attribute the origin of this April fish to the Journal Le Parisien , which would have liked to trap his readers at the expense of Anne Hidalgo. The reason ? A screenshot of another version of this story that is also circulating on social networks. As of March 31, 2015, it is signed by a certain "Monique MERLAN" and resumes almost identically the PARISIAN model.

Paris: The addicts of the Garden of Eole evacuated to the door of the citylette

 Paris: The addicts of the Garden of Eole evacuated to the door of the citylette The drug addicts will be taken to the place Auguste Baron, farther from the houses © Lionel Urman / Sipa the drug addicts were evacuated from the Garden of Eole But remain in the Crack district - the drug addicts will be driven to the Auguste Baron square, further away from the housing the arm of the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the police prefect, Didier Lallement, is intensifying.

@ANNE_HIDALGO Jumelle radar taken at 121 km / h instead of 70 on the periphery., Without technical control! pic.twitter.com/yo7ygqq1ka

- Lambert (@ daniellambert75) April 20, 2015

, Anne Hidalgo itself seems to accredit, in 2018, the idea that this joke has been thought of the daily. At the time, she regrets that the April Fool's Fool is still stirring, almost three years later.

Hello, delighted to see that an April of @The_parisien dating back still 2 March 2018 ???? https://t.co/rxirjl6e2g

- Anne Hidalgo (@anne_hidalgo) March 2, 2018

Problem: The original article is now not found on the Paris website and the archives, of After our information, do not retain any trace of such an April Fool. And for good reason, this story has actually never been imagined by the journalists of the Paris . And so never figured in the columns of everyday life, even for the joke. This article has actually been made of any parts by the Facebook page "Info Radar IDF" , on April 1, 2015. Contacted by CheckNews , the page manager will gladly recognize being at the Origin of this false article. It is surprised, an amused hair: "The worst is that they [the media, NDLR] thought in the Parisian, but there is no logo, only the frame is used. From a fake news, they reap a Fake News. "From the beginning, the index was visible in filigree: across the article, looking good, we distinguish the signature" Info Radar IDF ".

As for the printed version of this April fish, the one that circulates most today, it is actually a recovery, first degree and without any verification, of the joke by the newspaper of Far-right Rivarol. The article, which we have been able to consult in the issue of May 7, 2015, is signed by Robert Spieler, a former deputy National Front.

The German continuous dispute over the Tempolimit .
As sure as the Amen in the church comes at the latest with each government change the topic of general speed limit on Germany's highways on the agenda. So too. The country is split. And now? © Picture Alliance / DPA / M. Becker Provided by Deutsche Wave "A general speed limit on German highways will come!" Or: "There will be no general speed limit on German highways!" One of the two statements we will hear when Germany will soon have a new government.

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