Oct 3, 2019

Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide

Facebook and similar apps and websites can be ordered to take down illegal posts worldwide after a landmark ruling from the EU's highest court. The case stemmed from an insulting comment posted on Facebook about Austrian politician Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, which the country's courts said damaged her reputation. Under EU law, Facebook and other platforms are not held responsible for illegal content posted by users, until they have been made aware of it - at which point, they must remove it quickly. Platforms can be ordered to take down illegal posts worldwide, if there is a relevant international law or treaty. Platforms can be compelled to take down posts worldwide within the framework of relevant international laws only.

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