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post #41 of 74
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
Does that mean that no French news stations may report on this new law against saying "Follow us on twitter" because they just said "Follow us on twitter" reporting it?

/head explode
I am quite sure the news report will be able to say the whole forbidden sentence as this would not be advertising but "news", although there should be ways to do this without saying "follow us on facetweet".
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post #42 of 74
Time to dust off those myspace accounts.

I mean my_
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post #43 of 74
Cant see what the problem is, and I'm pretty sure it wont be just limited to Twitter and Facebook.

These being the current 'in thing' just make them better examples of sites subject to this.
    
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post #44 of 74
Why are people agreeing to this

France is suppose to be a democratic state, however slowly but surely basic rights of civilians, the media and others is getting flushed down the toilet. People should be able to say what ever they want! That's democracy. You don't BAN words that's the most outrageous thing I'v ever heard.
post #45 of 74
IMO Twitter is like an RSS feed you can use just about anywhere, and people don't bother me much on it. I used to hate twitter more than FB but if anything twitter makes more sense as a tool to stay up-to-date with whatever you want.
Edited by johonm333 - 6/8/11 at 12:33am
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post #46 of 74
Damn! Now I can't completely hate the French any more!
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post #47 of 74
Vive la France!
post #48 of 74
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Originally Posted by Track View Post
Let me guess..

They banned the words because it "offended" Muslims.
Let me guess... You didn't read the article.
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post #49 of 74
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“Why give preference to Facebook, which is worth billions of dollars, when there are many other social networks that are struggling for recognition? This would be a distortion of competition," Christine Kelly, board member of the French Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) that made the ruling. "If we allow Facebook and Twitter to be cited on air, it's opening a Pandora's Box – other social networks will complain to us saying, ‘why not us?'”
If this is her reason then she's out of her mind If other social networks want recognition they should stop complaining about it and earn themselves a reputable image.

It's only natural for a TV station or any other firm/website/etc. to choose the most recognizable of them all, isn't it? Why would they go with some unknown social network if there's not that many people on it? That would only make things more complicated imo.

P.S.: These Audiovisual Councils never seem to have any reasonable persons in charge. It's really sad... cause they're the ones that can screw things up this bad
Edited by kyuubi654 - 6/8/11 at 3:55am
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post #50 of 74
The title and explanation of this topic is completely there to start a flamewar.

This is basically the government adding twitter and facebook to the list of names that can't be used by news sources and so on, as to not show that they get a preferential treatment in advertising. This creates a fair chance for other such social sites that may not have quite the clout of those two.

This is NOT a ban on the words themselves.
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