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Overreact much? They are only banning it on TV/Radio due to the advertising context. It is no different from shows not being allowed to show brand names on shirts and drinks in the USA.

They can still advertise about being on a social networking site and what not. They just can't pick a specific one. Its no different than if they made the same people say you can look them up in a phone book instead of saying a specific brand of phone book. Or imagine if the stations said to FedEx them with questions instead of saying to mail them questions.

Listen to nub. Athens was democracy. France was the first to implement a form of universal suffrage.


This precisely. Thanks for writing it so I don't have to.

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How is it an overreaction? Government shouldn't be banning words period. Why can't the networks decide for themselves what words they can and can't use? It's not deragatory or racist, it's the name of a social networking website. The french government is overstepping their bounds. Last time I checked, France still have a free press, their media is not government controlled. Read the article, France's media have a problem with it, so does the french people.

Bottom line is, the networks should decide not the governments.
Governments (or governing bodies) routinely ban words that can be said on TV broadcasts. Now it just applies to the realm of potentially advertising one company/service rather than another when there's no official advertising agreement, which is fair and understandable.

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From a guy on another forum I'm on
That is a non-sequitur. This has nothing to do with the proliferation of words or a language, and only to do with the un-subsidized, un-advertisized use of a company name (rather than an "objectionable" word) that ends up sounding like an advertisement on TV and radio broadcasts. It has nothing to do with the people not using or not being able to use a word.

When will people actually read the article, or at least understand the context of it?
    
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post #52 of 74
+1 France. other country should follow suit so i dont have to suffer these words that is like swearing to my ears
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Governments (or governing bodies) routinely ban words that can be said on TV broadcasts. Now it just applies to the realm of potentially advertising one company/service rather than another when there's no official advertising agreement, which is fair and understandable.
No, it's not. The US Government does not ban word usage at all. Rather there is a fine for saying words circumstances not permitting. You cannot ban any words and then still promote that you offer freedom of the press and/or free speech.

There's also the wonderful darker side of this ruling which sets a precedence for banning a specific company from being mentioned in media. Wonderful that GDF Suez might one day piss off the government and be banned from news.

Anyone who defends this is taking a step down the road to censored freedoms all in the name of fairness and protection. This shouldn't be the governments job. Let the people decide if it offends them.
    
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Let me guess..

They banned the words because it "offended" Muslims.
While normally this might be a good guess, I'm pretty sure France is actually very Muslim intolerant compared to most nations of its economic status. Last I checked there was a big stir about a lot of anti-Muslim legislation passed in France. Muslim religious attire was banned in public buildings, as well as some strict new rules about where mosques can be built (if it all, I forget the details). A lot of Muslims are moving into France and the government is trying its best to make them assimilate as much as possible so as to preserve traditional French stuff.
    
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Maybe I should move to france....
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Another reason that I'm glad to be an American.

This is the age of social media. Catch up, or get left behind.
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i'm confused... why would it matter what someone says? just because you're not getting paid to mention it? Man that's stupid. Next time I expect to be paid by pornography companies every time i say the word blowjob or facial.
post #59 of 74
Should only apply in the case of broadcasts with the explicit attempt to earn a profit. If the law applies to newscasts, documentaries, or public radio broadcasts then it's a major freedom of speech issue. Which doesn't actually exist in as many countrues as you would think.

And even so, it shouldn't matter where for-profit broadcasts are concerened if they will pay the roaylties, if there are any at all.
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To all you people who are going: "This is against democracy", "This is suppressing social media" and "Banning words is stupid and shouldn't be done"

Well, newsflash. Let me give you an example to all you people saying you are happy to live in the US and this sort of **** doesn't happen there, well. Ever seen Mythbusters? EVERY time they use a branded product it is concealed what the product is. That is not the choice of Mythbusters, that is LAW.

And it makes sense. Most countries have laws that protect people from having adverts thrown at them subliminally etc. And be glad about that!

And this is democracy, this is voted about by people whom the French elected themselves, so please don't talk about that.

On a personal note i am sick and tired of people telling me to follow their crap on Facebook or sign up for their competition there or watch their twitter etc. What happened to the nice old days where stuff like that was on THEIR OWN DAMN SITE, excuse the language, but i don't wanna have a Facebook account, forcing me to create one to participate in this kind of stuff is ridicules.
Now some people are probably gonna tell me to just be modern and enjoy social media and have a Facebook account. To you, all i have to say is that i don't think Facebook is beneficial, i think they spy on (dumb)people(in the sense that most people just don't seem to give a damn about Facebook knowing almost everything about you) and creating directed adverts, plus many of their plugins are hard to get rid of and are often hidden in out of place options menus. Generally i find Facebook very shady.
    
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