Liability for Facebook-comments: Why the ECtHR underprotected Freedom of Speech

In a remarkable case against France, the European Court on Human Rights had to decide on a new question regarding the freedom of speech involving the role of “intermediaries” on the Internet. To what extent can the holder of a Facebook-account be held criminally liable for the comments posted by third parties on his timeline? In this post, prof. dr. Koen Lemmens ponders this question and the answer given by the ECtHR in Sanchez v. France. Continue reading “Liability for Facebook-comments: Why the ECtHR underprotected Freedom of Speech”