Huge Loss For Free Speech In Europe: Human Rights Court Says Sites Liable For User Co


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old lady new shooter
June 16, 2015, 04:31 PM
While this case did not deal specifically with speech about firearms, it sets a chilling precedent, in that user comments to a website's content currently provide a significant avenue for the commenters to exercise free speech. Imagine a world in which Bloomberg establishing a new anti-gun entity doesn't draw zillions of comments pointing out all the misstatements and contradictions because comments are no longer allowed.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150616/11252831361/huge-loss-free-speech-europe-human-rights-court-says-sites-liable-user-comments.shtml

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DHJenkins
June 16, 2015, 07:12 PM
Websites are privately owned and operated and as such are under no obligation to provide an avenue to comment. For example, this site has content rules that, if violated, could result in the suspension/deletion of your account.

Besides, comment boxes on news sites are just a ploy to increase web traffic.

Frank Ettin
June 16, 2015, 07:25 PM
Closed as off topic.

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