EU Courts can order Facebook to delete illegal content globally, rules European Court of Justice

Aditya AK October 3 2019

In a verdict that may have global implications, the European Court of Justice has ruled that courts in member states of the European Union (EU) can force Facebook to take down content and restrict global access to the same.

The judgment was passed in a case involving Austrian politician Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, who had asked Facebook Ireland to take down content shared on the platform that was ruled to be defamatory.

The case dates back to 2016, when a Facebook user shared a . . .

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