Facebook, defamation and free speech: Preliminary Notes on the Pending Case Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland Limited

“In the next few months the Court of Justice of the European Union is expected to deliver a decision with the potential to become a landmark in the fields of political speech and intermediary liability (the Advocate-General’s opinion is due June 4). In fact the Court will have to render its opinion on two intertwining yet distinct questions: first, the case opens a new front in the delineation of platforms’ responsibility for removing illegal content, focusing on whether such obligations should extend to content identical, or even similar to other posts already declared unlawful …” (more)

[Paolo Cavaliere, EU Law Analysis, 17 May]

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