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Austrian court refers Facebook hate speech case to ECJ

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Austria's Supreme Court of Justice has referred a case to the European Court of Justice regarding hate speech on social media platforms. The move could have global implications for Facebook, reported Der Standard. Hate speech targeting Eva Glawischnig, the former head of the Austrian Green Party, could force Facebook to search actively for such content and delete it worldwide in the future.

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: Austria / Europe
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