Facebook ordered to remove ‘hate postings’ worldwide

Facebook ordered to remove ‘hate postings’ worldwide, by David Charter.

Facebook has been ordered to remove “hate postings” worldwide by an Austrian court in a legal victory for campaigners against online trolling.

The case was brought by Austria’s Green Party over insults directed at its leader, but the verdict has international ramifications after the appeals court in Vienna ruled that the postings must be deleted across the social media platform, not simply blocked in Austria.

So whoever gets to define “hate” controls what can be said publicly. Nope, won’t work.

hat-tip Stephen Neil