Oh grow up children, Macron’s supporters have been smearing Le Pen too. Not long ago there was an attempt by her opponents, backed by the European Commission, to strip her of the immunity afforded to Members of the European Parliament, so that she could be prosecuted for ‘hate speech’ over remarks about the need to control immigration she has made during debates. There was never any chance of it succeeding of course, it was just intended to smear her as a racist, which she is not.
That kind of thing has been par for the course in election campaigns since modern democracy began, it’s what makes them fun. What I find offensive about this post is the assumption that voters are too stupid to distinguish between campaigning hyperbole and serious information and need a group with the ridiculous handle “Data For Democracy” to think for them. Democracy runs on emotions not data.
As the nineteenth century British Prime Minister George Canning said, “I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.”