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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:28 AM

The EU Court of Justice Limits Free Speech, Claims Global Jurisdiction

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15139/european-court-free-speech#.XcVCCGM47fw.twitter
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This judgment has major implications for online freedom of expression around the world.... 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." ...

The judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union... appears to give EU member states unprecedented power to determine public discourse online -- to determine what citizens can and cannot read.... he prospects now look even bleaker for the future of free speech in Europe.

A recent judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union appears to give EU member states unprecedented power to determine public discourse online -- to determine what citizens can and cannot read.

On October 3, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in a judgment that Facebook can be ordered by national courts of EU member states to remove defamatory material worldwide:

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The ruling came after the Austrian politician Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek, chairman of Die GrĂ¼nen (The Greens) party, sued Facebook Ireland in the Austrian courts. According to the Court of Justice of the European Union:

"She is seeking an order that Facebook Ireland remove a comment published by a user on that social network harmful to her reputation, and allegations which were identical and/or of an equivalent content.
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Facebook of course will crumble. They are no fans of free speech either. But this is a precedent that should not stand.

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:09 AM

1. Even more evidence that Brexit is the right move for all sane nations to take...........

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:14 AM

2. How long until Turkey demands that there be no mention of the Armenian genocide in the EU?

One of many examples of why this is a bad idea.

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