General Chat Thread, French media banned from mentioning social network sites by name in General; BBC News - French media tweet and poke ban
Nothing to do with discouraging use of facebook and everything to ...
7th June 2011, 11:03 AM #1
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...
Still an interesting idea though.
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.
7th June 2011, 11:08 AM #2
If it means every second word on TV is prohibited from being Apple I may move to France right now.
7th June 2011, 11:10 AM #3
what a great iDea
Originally Posted by SYNACK
7th June 2011, 11:14 AM #4
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'.
7th June 2011, 11:29 AM #5
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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