Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech

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Facebook could be forced to censor hate speech

Facebook Inc. could be forced to patrol its platform across the world to remove offensive and hateful posts by users in the European Union, in another potential landmark privacy ruling from the bloc’s top court.

Days after the EU Court of Justice decided against imposing a global “right to be forgotten” on Google Inc., its judges are set to rule Thursday on a parallel case that Facebook warns could threaten freedom of speech if a worldwide obligation to hunt down content is imposed on the company and other technology giants.

[Bloomberg]
 
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