EU courts can now force Facebook to remove ’illegal comments’

EU courts can now force Facebook to remove ’illegal comments’

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that courts can now order Facebook to remove user comments deemed illegal. The decision comes after a politician sued Facebook Ireland, in a bid to have an insulting comment removed which she believed was harmful to her reputation. The ruling stipulates that material deemed illegal be removed in the host country, with worldwide access limited.

Matt 6 months

why not just ban the eu as a whole

Fawksie 6 months

wew, stock up on arms and supplies boys. the EU gets more authoritarian by the day.

Seekster 6 months

As an American the whole concept of an "illegal comment" just doesn't compute with me.

John Doh
John Doh 6 months

When you give the government power over your discourse, it will silence you.

Forester_ 6 months

This is actually a government silencing political dissidents. Cmon Europe, what happened to "we are the most free in the world!"? This isn't freedom anymore guys, your governments are treating you like peasants.

Aight Bradley
Aight Bradley 6 months

Just ban EU countries from accessing Facebook.

Wholly 6 months

Get out Britain. Run. And don't look back.

ManTampon 6 months

I worked with a Frenchmen who enthusiastically suggested the EU should have its own army. Talk about your faguettes..

Canadian Thought
Canadian Thought 6 months

Who needs to recognize sovereignty of other nations when you are the EU, they just cant help themselves can they.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 6 months

too bad they don't have a first amendment

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 6 months

And just who exactly are the arbitrators of what is illegal? How does the EU award itself jurisdiction over what I would post on my sisters FB page In Belgium whilst I live in New Zealand?

MasterArrowGaming 6 months

The EU also holds all of Hungary as a slave nation (They stripped them of all voting power while still holding full jurisdiction over their laws) so who gives a fuck what those actual fascists think?

Chris Causey
Chris Causey 6 months

if you criticize the government you get censored.

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 6 months

so now the government decides what people can read in Europe. is Hitler secretly running Europe?

Hannibal 6 months

But really it's Hungary that's the problem...

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 6 months

Too bad the EU can only enforce its laws inside its own borders. They already ruled that Google could only be forced to work within the EU's geographic sphere.

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