Monday, June 6, 2011

France Bans The Words 'Twitter' and 'Facebook' On TV, Radio

France has banned the names of Twitter and Facebook from being spoken on television or radio.

No longer can French broadcasters utter Twitter and Facebook on air.

The Huffington Post says:
The reason for the ban goes back to a 1992 decree that says mentioning such services by name is an act of advertising. 
Apparently saying Facebook and Twitter on air is a form of preferential treatment. Maybe theres a French Facebook coming out and they want to promote theres. I just don't get why they do the ban now. I guess the French can say "like us on our social network"!
Read more about this issue over at the Huffington Post.

Via Huffington
Img via Geeky-Gadgets

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...