A top court just handed down an shocking anti-free speech decision.
According to Breitbart News, the the high court of Australia ruling “will likely make it difficult for websites and users to allow free commenting in the country.”
The decision held that “creators are liable for comments made by other people underneath their content. The ruling even extends to Facebook posts made by media outlets,” writes Allum Bokhari.
Per the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
The court found that, by creating a public Facebook page and posting content, the outlets had facilitated, encouraged and thereby assisted the publication of comments from third-party Facebook users, and they were, therefore, publishers of those comments.
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