French President Bans Use Of Words 'Facebook' And 'Twitter' On TV

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"President Nicolas Sarkozy's colleagues have agreed to uphold a 1992 decree which stipulates that commercial enterprises should not be promoted on news programs. Broadcasting anchors from now on are forbidden to refer to the popular social networking site and the microblogging phenomenon, unless it is pivotal and relevant to a news item."

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Is business news an exception or does France just not have business news?