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Comment #36557 by Olivier Gérardin

Olivier Gérardin Jun 6th 2011, 3:18 PM #

This article is misinformed (not not mention the ridiculous comments).

The law only forbids mentioning the channel’s own facebook page or twitter account, that’s it.

It does not ban the usage of the words ” Twitter” or “Facebook”!!! Twitter or facebook can still be mentioned (as any other source of information), what will not be allowed is to say “find us on our facebook page” or “follow our twitter account”.

Please get your facts straight before spreading false information.

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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.