Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

How to Compare Car Insurance Policies?
The social network must respect freedom of expression when deleting contributions. The Munich Higher Regional Court thus gave a right to a AfD politician.

Munich Higher Regional court: Facebook may not remove comments at your discretion

The social network must respect freedom of expression when deleting contributions. The Munich Higher Regional Court thus gave a right to a AfD politician.

Munich Higher Regional court: Facebook may not remove comments at your discretion

Facebook is bound in its handling of comments to same degree of freedom of expression as State bodies. This was decided by Munich Higher Regional court already about a week ago (file No. 18 W 1294/18) and issued a restraining order. It is refore not permissible for network to have a stricter framework for admissibility of statements than State.

The reason for trial was a commentary by AfD politician Heike Themel, whom Facebook had deleted with reference to its own community standards. Because of a report on border controls in Austria, Themel had a strong debate with some users of platform. She was offended. She had subsequently written to a user who had supported this utterance with a "like", among or things: "I cannot measure myself argumentative with you. They are unarmed and that would not be very fair of me. "

With deletion of this post, Facebook has violated its contractual obligation, Court decided. The social network is obliged to take account of rights of all users, in particular fundamental right to freedom of expression. If Facebook "based on a ' virtual house ' (...) Should delete contribution of a user (...) Even if contribution does not exceed limits of permissible freedom of expression, this procedure would not be compatible with German Basic Law.

Illegal disadvantage

In its terms and conditions, Facebook reserves right to delete comments, "If we believe y violate statement or our policies". In judgement of judges, this provision disadvantages users in an improper manner. Finally, deletion of comments is thus ultimately put into free will of company.

The lawyer Joachim Steinhöfel, who represented AfD politician in lawsuit, was satisfied with decision of court. He described injunction as a "milestone in fight for freedom of expression in social media".

A spokeswoman from Facebook stated that order is not available to group at moment: "As soon as we receive it, we will examine it." Facebook is a platform on which people worldwide, across borders, can exchange and share content that is important to m. However, this must not be done at expense of safety and well-being of ors.

Publish Date : 08 Eylül 2018 Cumartesi 12:00

Breaking News Headlines

Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
There are two Spains in the employment
There are two Spains in the employment
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 2.5%, but cooled expectations for 2019
The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 2.5%, but cooled expectations for 2019
Carlos Torres throws a 'dance' of managers in BBVA to promote the transformation of the bank
Carlos Torres throws a 'dance' of managers in BBVA to promote the transformation of the bank
One out of every three temporary contracts signed in the Basque country does not last one week
One out of every three temporary contracts signed in the Basque country does not last one week
Balearic islands, get the worst education in Europe
Balearic islands, get the worst education in Europe
The nine highways rescued will be free for the night and will fall by up to 30% during the rest of the day
The nine highways rescued will be free for the night and will fall by up to 30% during the rest of the day
Mango asks for a syndicated loan of 500 million to refinance its debt until 2023
Mango asks for a syndicated loan of 500 million to refinance its debt until 2023
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES