Content Moderation: How Facebook deals with balancing freedom of expression and personality rights – A legal and a discourse analytical perspective

Publication: Scientific journalJournal article


This paper addresses the issue of too much versus too little content moderation on Facebook from a legal and a discourse analytical perspective. Facebook has to balance the protection of users’ right to freedom of expression versus their personality rights. Here, it has to deal with notable legal uncertainty but still discursively navigate the field of tension between removing and retaining content in a manner comprehensible for its users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98 - 112
JournalMR-Int - Medien & Recht International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 505039 Media law
  • 505011 Human rights
  • 505002 Data protection
  • 602004 General linguistics

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