India’s social media content removal order is a nail in the coffin of the internet as we know it

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The Delhi High Court’s decision to remove online content underlines a worrying trend for internet freedom

Subject

In recent weeks, India’s High Court of Delhi put another nail in the coffin of the internet as we currently know it. The court granted an order requiring Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on that content being defamatory under local law in India.

This decision underlines a worrying trend of a “race to the bottom” for internet freedom, where the scope of jurisdiction claimed by the courts is global.

If widely adopted, this may result in a situation where the only content that remains online is that which complies with all the laws of every country in the world.

Period7 Nov 2019 → 10 Nov 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleDelhi HC's order for social media censorship is an end to the internet as we know it
    Media name/outletThe News Minute
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date10/11/19
    PersonsDan Svantesson
  • TitleDelhi HC's order for social media censorship is an end to the internet as we kno...
    Media name/outletMagzter
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date10/11/19
    DescriptionIf widely adopted, this may result in a situation where the only content that remains online is that which complies with all the laws of every country in the world.
    PersonsDan Svantesson
  • TitleIndia’s social media content removal order is a nail in the coffin of the internet as we know it
    Media name/outletIndus Dictum
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date8/11/19
    DescriptionIn recent weeks, the Delhi High Court put another nail in the coffin of the internet as we currently know it. The court granted an order requiring Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on that content being defamatory under local law in India.

    This decision underlines a worrying trend of a “race to the bottom” for internet freedom, where the scope of jurisdiction claimed by the courts is global.

    If widely adopted, this may result in a situation where the only content that remains online is that which complies with all the laws of every country in the world.
    PersonsDan Svantesson
  • TitleA nail in the coffin of internet
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTelangana Today
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIndia
    Date7/11/19
    PersonsDan Svantesson
  • TitleIndia’s social media removal order: a nail in the coffin of the internet as we know it
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMercatornet
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date7/11/19
    PersonsDan Svantesson