In Brief: Facebook ordered by The Court of the Hague to reveal the identity of anonymous trolls that defame EU victims

The ruling results from a case in which a male Facebook user wanted to remain anonymous after making secret recordings of women and then posting defamatory statements about them. A claimant asked Meta to delete the posts and identify the man, but Meta refused claiming his free speech rights. However, the Court ruled the claimant deserved an opportunity to challenge the man’s allegedly defamatory statements.