EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

Found on AP News on Saturday, 05 October 2019
Browse Legal-Issues

Ruling in the case of an Austrian politician who objected to what she regarded as a libelous news story, the European court said Internet companies can be forced to take action worldwide to remove objectionable material when ordered to do so by a court in an EU country.

“The ruling essentially allows one country or region to decide what Internet users around the world can say and what information they can access,” said CCIA Europe senior manager Victoria de Posson.

Great news. Now China, North Korea, Russia, Iran and all other nations worldwide can demand that content they do not like has to be taken down globally too, because in the end, everybody on the world is equal, so has equal rights. Right?