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.