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Freedom of expression in the digital world is increasingly under threat, from firewalls and takedown orders to filtering and surveillance

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House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

House of Lords committee slams “right to be forgotten”

The British House of Lords has slammed the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling by the court of justice of the European Union, deeming it "unworkable" and "wrong in principle".

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Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Padraig Reidy: How your well-meaning retweet can do more harm than good

Whatever it is you care about, think before you tweet: Is this too good to be true? Do I have any way of checking this for myself?
Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

Germany: Are online user comments protected by press freedom laws?

A local newspaper in the western German city of Darmstadt is at the centre of a legal case that will measure whether readers' comments are protected by Germany's press freedom laws. Catherine Stupp reports
Facebook’s online shaming mobs

Facebook’s online shaming mobs

When social media users group together to participate in online vigilantism, what implications are there for freedom of expression? Katie Dancey writes
Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented

Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented

In practice, the Court of Justice of the European Union's ruling on the "right to be forgotten" was far too blunt, far too broad brush, and gave far too much power to the search engines to be effective.