The Court of Justice of the EU Limits Free Speech
This judgment has major implications for online freedom of expression around the world. "Compelling social media platforms like Facebook to automatically remove posts regardless of their context will infringe our right to free speech and restrict the information we see online...
"The ruling also means that a
court in one EU member state will be able to order the removal of social media
posts in other countries, even if they are not considered unlawful there. This
would set a dangerous precedent where the courts of one country can control
what internet users in another country can see. This could be open to abuse,
particularly by regimes with weak human rights records."