Journalists at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russian will not be allowed to use their smartphones, iPhones, tablets, iPads, etc to capture and send out ANY aspects of the Olympics on social media. No tweets, Instagram pics, Vine videos, NOTHING. This ban on social media isn't necessarily unheard of BUT any journalist caught tweeting, etc will lose their accreditation which is a pretty bold move.
Fox News reports that "According to Russian news site Svoboda, the ban will include all mobile devices and tablets, including iPhones and iPads. Fans may be banned from carrying in professional camera gear as well."
Reporters should get rid of their smart phones now to eliminate any temptation.
Apparently we'll have to watch the Olympics on TV, read about it in the paper or listen to it on the radio? We're confused. How does life work without twitter?
No tweeting (or anything else) for reporters at Sochi Olympics. Public is OK, if you're cool with constant monitoring http://t.co/Ry5wMt5fes
— Kristen Hare (@kristenhare) November 11, 2013
Sochi says no tweeting during the Olympics? #strangebuttruehttp://t.co/ExSFhEj9qG
— lauren gustus (@laurengustus) November 11, 2013
So if a journalist whips out his iPhone and tweets a pic at the Sochi Winter Olympics, he'll get shut down: http://t.co/nfN6I9A45Y
— Caroline McCain (@ccmccain) November 11, 2013
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