Facebook to appeal Austrian court order on hate speech comments

Facebook will appeal a court decision in Austria, which ruled that comments posted on the social media platform about the leader of Austria’s Green Party are illegal under the country’s laws on hate speech. The court ordered Facebook not just to take these comments down in Austria, but everywhere else as well. Critics claim that this court decision – as well as similar ones that were taken in the case of Google in Canada and France – will endanger Internet freedom, as it would impose Austrian regulations worldwide.