The French government is set to ban the use of the words Twitter and Facebook on TV, according to reports.
The decision is based on a 1992 ruling banning commercial enterprises from being promoted on TV programmes. TV presenters will be able to refer to the social networking websites if they are directly related to a news story but all other mentions will not be allowed.
Christine Kelly, spokesman for communications regulator Conseil SupÃ©rieur de lAudiovisuel (CSA), questioned why a company like Facebook that is worth billions of dollars should be given preference on TV when there are many other social networking sites available, describing it as a Âdistortion of competitionÂ.
The ruling will also apply to radio programmes.
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19 January 2022 @ 18:34:00 UTC