EU law does not preclude Facebook from being ordered to remove unlawful content worldwide. The European Union’s highest court has ruled that EU countries can order websites to take down or block unlawful content worldwide. The case significantly broadens the responsibilities of tech giants.
The main issues that arise in the social media business context from a legal perspective are: (i) defamation (ii) censorship, and freedom of expression (iii) copyright infringement (iv) trade mark infringement (v) breach of privacy (vi) Data Protection (vi) harassment and bullying (Cyberstalking).
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