ECJ Should Rule Against Austrian Online Censorship Lawsuit

January 23, 2018

A former politician in Austria, Eva Glawischnig, wants to censor what people around the world read about her on social media. But, as Nick Wallace writes in an op-ed for the EUObserver, no country should be allowed to censor social media beyond its borders. Such demands are incompatible with the global Internet, where countries generally can set their own rules but do not have the right to meddle with what people elsewhere can read. The ECJ should make that clear when it decides the Glawischnig case.