Freedom of speech

Does the ECHR weaken its Delfi judgment?

Submitted by Thomas Baudewijn on February 20, 2016

In June last year the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) scared the operators of online news portals by rendering the so-called Delfi judgment that confirmed that freedom of speech does not prevent those platforms from being held liable for illegal comments posted by users. This month however the Court came with a new similar judgment that seems the weaken the effects of Delfi.