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In a major blow to big internet platforms, Europe’s top court said Thursday that an individual country can order Facebook to take down posts, photographs and videos and restrict global access to that material—a move that places more responsibility on internet platforms to patrol their sites for content ruled illegal.

Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor is Brussels correspondent for Law.com International. He covers EU regulatory affairs and news about law firms in Brussels and other major cities in continental Europe. He can be reached at sitaylor@alm.com and is on Twitter @simontaylor71

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