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    French media banned from mentioning social network sites by name

    BBC News - French media tweet and poke ban

    Nothing to do with discouraging use of facebook and everything to do with free advertising...

    French TV and radio presenters have been banned from mentioning social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter on air.

    The country's broadcasting watchdog has ruled that doing so would break guidelines on advertising.

    Stations can still talk about services without naming them, it said.
    Still an interesting idea though.

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    If it means every second word on TV is prohibited from being Apple I may move to France right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    If it means every second word on TV is prohibited from being Apple I may move to France right now.
    what a great iDea



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    Interesting. But I wonder if this is a knee jerk to the way that the media is reported. Will French broadcasters still be able to refer to the BBC, ITV, CNN, MSNBC and a whole raft of other organisations that are commercial (all right, the BBC arn't but I had to include them) and nay mention of them would be classed as advertising. Also, if the news is being made and reported on these sites, especially Twitter then surely they have an obligation to report these fully and correctly? Otherwise they may just as well run items about wars 'In some African country' and 'Political scandel in a not-to-be-mentioned-country-accross-the-ocean'.

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    I welcome anything that prevents lazy journalism such as "writing on Twitter, the broadcaster Stephen Fry said..." when they want a quote about something.

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