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French government bans journalists from saying “Facebook” and “Twitter” on-air

June 7, 2011 Comments off

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In France, radio and television news anchors are now prohibited from saying the words “Facebook” and “Twitter” on air, unless the terms are specifically part of a news story. The new stipulation comes from a 1992 governmental measure which forbids the promotion of commercial enterprises on news programs.

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French news organizations now cannot suggest their audience “follow them on Twitter” or to go to their “Facebook page.”

Instead, they will have to say “find us on social networking websites” or tell viewers to “check out our webpage at this URL to find links to our pages on social networks.”

The French TV regulatory agency Superior Audiovisual Council, or CSA says the French government is simply upholding its laws.

“Why give preference to Facebook, which is Read more…

Governments Order YouTube To Censor Protest Videos

May 20, 2011 Comments off

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Forget copyright infringement, You Tube is now complying with removal orders from governments to stop populist rage going viral

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Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, May 20, 2011

In a frightening example of how the state is tightening its grip around the free Internet, it has emerged that You Tube is complying with thousands of requests from governments to censor and remove videos that show protests and other examples of citizens simply asserting their rights, while also deleting search terms by government mandate.

The latest example is You Tube’s compliance with a request from the British government to censor footage of the British Constitution Group’s Lawful Rebellion protest, during which they attempted to civilly arrest Judge Michael Peake at Birkenhead county court.

Peake was ruling on a case involving Roger Hayes, former member of UKIP, who has refused to pay council tax, both as a protest against the government’s treasonous activities in Read more…