Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected thanks to far right supporters votes. Now new elections are coming and he tries again the magical recipe which got him elected.
During his whole mandate, Nicolas Sarkozy tried to keep this support in order to minimize the threat of the main far right party, the Front National. However, this policy eventually got him criticism from liberals of his own party.
Since the retirement of its old leader, the Front National is led by the old leader's daughter, Marine Le Pen, who tries to establish its party as a "normal party" and get rid of racism accusations. This policy seems to work and she gathers more and more official support... from people who voted Nicolas Sarkozy. The actual president has therefore to fight for far right votes without loosing to much votes from center-right to his socialist opponent.
Moreover, the president Sarkozy has a long history of fight for Internet regulation, pleading for a "civilised Internet". Several laws he passed eventually got deemed unconstitutional or contrary to the European Convention on Human Right.
Finally, Sarkozy has always been very communication and PR oriented. He always reacted very fast (1 day reaction time, much better than French administration) to any event with big declarations about new laws that are to be applied "very soon". This last proposal just doesn't represent anything. It could not pass the constitutional court and cannot even be voted. French presidents start their mandates directly after their election and the legislative session of his current mandate has already ended. That's nothing but communication.