The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled individual countries can force to take down and restrict access to certain content, The New York Times reports. The case stemmed from an Austrian politician who wanted the tech company to remove disparaging comments about her that were posted on an individual's page. “This judgment raises critical questions around freedom of expression and the role that internet companies should play in monitoring, interpreting and removing speech that might be illegal in any particular country,” Facebook said in a statement. Meanwhile, the Turkish Personal Data Protection Authority fined Facebook $282,000 for privacy violations. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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