I love this:
How do you say Facebook and Twitter in French? You don’t â€“ at least, not if you are on radio or television, where French officials have banned any mention of them unless they are specifically part of the story.
Conspiracy theorists springing up all over the place as to why they’ve done it; the rationale makes a kind of sense to me, however – it’s in the spirit of fairness, so as to not discriminate against other lesser, commercial social networks. Even if its total rubbish, I love that sentiment. There’s something very colonial about it, and I’m surprised the British (given the other strictures at the BBC about supporting commercial organisations) haven’t tried it ("that anti-competition stuff, old boy, it’s simply not cricket.")
At least, force broadcasters to mention (and have a presence on) every other social network in the spirit of fairness. It’d take a week…