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Comment #36244 by Raf

Raf Jun 5th 2011, 3:37 PM #

I’m ok with it if it only applies to state-run TV. Mentioning a brand name on television effectively always is advertising (you’d be surprised how often it’s done on purpose) and media paid for with taxes should not be doing it.

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France bans the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' from TV and radio

France bans the words 'Facebook' and 'Twitter' from TV and radio

The ban is in line with a nearly 20-year-old law that says mentioning such services is an act of advertising. It has been criticised as ridiculous in some quarters.

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    Jun 6th 2011, 8:20 AM

    Pepe this is a forum for comments on currents affairs not personal attacks and yes I couldn’t write my own name till I was about 11 years old because of bullying at school by both kids and the teacher,but in later years I left this country and got a degree in the Uk. Ignorant people like you Pepe piss me off.Go and get a life and find something interesting to say

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