October 4, 2019
These Europoors are getting out of control.
The kikes in charge of the EU aren’t content to control what Europeans can say online – they want their diktats to apply to the entire world as well, presumably including America.
Can you imagine American companies censoring the speech of U.S. citizens in order to placate the feelings of Euro-Jew bureaucrats?
What could possibly go wrong…
That’s the future being lined up for us.
Facebook can be ordered to police and remove illegal content worldwide, Europe’s top court said on Thursday, in a landmark ruling that rights advocates say could allow authoritarian regimes to silence critics.
The judgment by the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said Facebook may have to comply with requests to take down content globally under certain conditions.
“EU law does not preclude a host provider like Facebook from being ordered to remove identical and, in certain circumstances, equivalent comments previously declared to be illegal,” the Court said in a statement.
“In addition, EU law does not preclude such an injunction from producing effects worldwide, within the framework of the relevant international law.”
The EU is continuously putting American and other foreign companies in a situation where they basically have to choose between either catering exclusively to Europe’s increasingly bizarre legal requirements, or shutting down the European side of their business and operating normally in the saner parts of the world.
Do these retards not believe that all these large corporations won’t just shut down operations in the EU if it’s no longer profitable to do business there due to all these outrageous laws?
At this rate, Europe will legislate itself back to the stone age.
Pictured: True equality was finally achieved in 2070 when houses were rendered illegal in the EU.
It’s truly incredible to see how clueless these bureaucrats are.
Facebook slammed the ruling, saying that it was not the role of social platforms to monitor, interpret and remove speech that may be illegal in any particular country.
“It undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on speech on another country. It also opens the door to obligations being imposed on internet companies to proactively monitor content and then interpret if it is ‘equivalent’ to content that has been found to be illegal,” the company said.
UK rights group Article 19 backed Facebook, saying that it could impact online freedom of expression worldwide.
“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,” its executive director Thomas Hughes said.
He said it could lead to cases where a court in one country demands the removal of social media posts in another country even if these are not illegal in that country.
“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,” he said.
Yeah, regimes like in France and Germany, where the popo will bust down your door at 3 am for writing jokes on Twitter.
Let’s get real here, there’s probably nowhere in the world where speech is more restricted than in Western Europe and Great Britain. Even supposedly oppressive states like China are way more relaxed, where you can say whatever you want as long as you’re not destabilizing the state.
So the EU making the argument that speech restrictions in one country should be applied worldwide really just means that European restrictions should be applied to the entire world’s speech. Including, obviously, America.
Good luck with that, Eurofags.
America will not yield to Euro-faggotry!