EU Court Says Facebook Takedown Orders Apply Globally

By Ben Kochman (October 3, 2019, 10:14 AM EDT) -- Europe's top court said Thursday that an individual country can order Facebook to remove content across the globe that its national courts deem defamatory, in a ruling Facebook and digital rights activists warned could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

Individual countries can order Facebook to remove defamatory posts across the globe, Europe's top court ruled Thursday, in a move the social media giant warned could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression. (AP) The European Court of Justice said that EU law "does not preclude" a national court within the 28-member bloc from ordering online platforms to remove...

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