What on earth? ‘France tells tourists to stop eroding nature by stone-stacking’

This is an amazing news story that we are researching right now. A whopper of a story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user Saint_eX titled France tells tourists to stop eroding nature by stone-stacking is gaining some traction, having got 14 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by en.rfi.fr) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-23 16:22:09 and has an ID of cuaxzt. We’ve identified the following comments already:

  • “needs some fracking. the subsequent tremors will knock down all the stacked stones again… 😉“, posted by the user idinahuicyka at 2019-08-24 01:05:46. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “France Foreign Relations must have been having a light day if this is what the most pressing issue was.“, posted by the user Sad_Dad_Academy at 2019-08-23 22:49:17. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “While the Amazon burns…“, posted by the user smartpunch at 2019-08-23 21:34:55. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Ok seriously? Stone-stacking is about the least destructive thing that I can think of. How about we try curbing the other 1000 things that a… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user winterwinner at 2019-08-23 21:05:00. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “But how can I take the 1,000,000th instagram pic of me stacking some stones on a place where others did, too?“, posted by the user earthmoonsun at 2019-08-23 17:33:16. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Tourism industry should be shut down globally for at least a year to let the atmosphere clear up. On 9/11 and the days after NASA had the cl… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user peoplesodumb at 2019-08-23 17:07:15. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Considering the nation birthed existentialism, they sure know how to mope.“, posted by the user MadDoctorMabuse at 2019-08-23 16:47:03. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Actually stone-stacking is tolerated. The issue is it’s forbidden to carry off the stones (mostly tourists do that) because up to 890 lbs pe… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user DiegoMilito9 at 2019-08-23 16:34:53. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is something deeply important, we are digging deeper into this development and will let you know as soon as we are finished.

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