Social Media Posts Fall Under Strict Broadcasting Rules For French Election

Posted on Apr 17 2012 - 4:32am by Editorial Staff

Socializing the exit poll results from the upcoming French presidential election will be called as “against” the law. There are strict rules in France that prohibit the broadcasting of polls or exit surveys under voting period have closed completely. With the same urge, the French commission for opinion poll has decided to restrict social media. French publication Journal du Dimanche reported that even it results in election’s cancellation, either from broadcast media or the 5.2 million Twitter users and 40 million Facebook users in France. Violating this law could result in a fine of between €3,500 – €75,000 ($4,588 – $98,322). The law is designed to prevent results from French territories in different timezones influencing others

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