France Bans ‘Twitter’ and ‘Facebook’
Our French friends are at it again, this time they are banning the words ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ from television and radio.
The Conseil Superieur de l’Audiovisuel (CSA), France’s answer to the FCC banned the words because it constitutes a form of direct advertising.
Christine Kelly who work for the CSA, tried her best to explain the reasoning behind the decision:
“Why give preference to Facebook, which is worth billions of dollars, when there are many other social networks that are struggling for recognition.”
While for Americans this might be uncalled for and a big intrusion of government in citizen’s lives, France has been trying for years now to protect French culture and the European’s country exceptionalism.
This strategy has not been really working, when you visit France McDonald’s and MTV have already taken over.
As friends of Moliere’s country we suggest that it starts to create big things like it used to do long time ago. This would prevent French countrymen from having to use American inventions that want to invade their beau pays.