Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Twitter: Beginning of the Ban?

First it was ignored. Then it was regarded with amusement. And finally it seems that it is starting to be banned.

The English FA have today informed the squad that Twitter, Facebook et al are out of bounds to the players during and in the run up to the World Cup. All player comments are to be made exclusively through the FA's official website. Which provides a good reason for avoiding the said site, as we are bound to be treated to the usual bland PR speak characteristic of most post-match TV interviews.

The fact that such a ruling can be made by an employer without an apparent murmur reflects a level of restriction on freedom of speech and expression to a degree that our parents' generation would have found remarkable.

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