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Facebook Can Be Forced to Take Down Certain Material, Says EU

The ruling could increase Facebook’s responsibility for what is appearing on the internet.

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The European Union’s highest court said on Thursday, 3 October, that Facebook can be ordered by an individual member state to remove or block access to material which was previously declared unlawful and says that it can have a worldwide impact.

The European Court of Justice ruling is seen as a defeat for Facebook as it could increase their responsibility for what is appearing on the internet.
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The court ruled after an Austrian Greens politician sued the internet company in her home nation to remove comments which she considered bad for her reputation and insulting in a post which could be seen by any Facebook user.

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