Facebook Ordered Not to Block User & Comment by German Court
A Berlin court has issued a temporary injunction, ordering Facebook to unblock a particular user and reinstate his comment even though it was in violation of the site’s community standards.
In what is said to be the first ever injunction of its kind in Germany, the court has instructed Facebook to lift the suspension of Gabor B and undelete his comment which said that “The Germans are becoming ever more stupid. “No wonder, since they are every day littered with fake news from the left-wing Systemmedien about ‘skilled workers’, declining unemployment rates or Trump.”
Facebook reportedly unblocked his account, but did not reinstate the comment. However, it is said that the order prevents Facebook from deleting the comment if Gabor B chooses to post it again.