News sites not liable for rude reader comments

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News websites are not responsible for “insulting and rude” comments by readers, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday, after a Hungarian website was sued for messages on its forum.

The case related to the Index.hu news website on which readers posted a series of angry comments about a real-estate company.

One had written: “People like this should go and shit a hedgehog and spend all their money on their mothers’ tombs until they drop dead.”

Read more on this in the source site, after the first three sentences. Click.. here.

Source Credits: Agence France-Presse and The Guardian

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