President of Costa Rica must compensate a tweeter that has blocked him for criticizing
Social Networks have begun to generate debate about the limits of freedom of expression, which in the real world was somewhat limited by the short range of the message, but that digital media have encouraged the diffusion rate is immediate.
These new channels of expression are getting nervous for some people, particularly those who use Government policies of Censorship or restriction of access to information, often to care for their own image.
In Costa Rica, the Court ruled in favor of a Twitter user, opposition to the government, because his account had been blocked by the country’s presidency, to censor their comments.
For this reason, the account should be reactivated and the President of Costa Rica shall indemnify the user @MarvinSchult, owned by Marvin Schult Alexis Ortega, for “damages”
The decision was notified to the Ministry of Communication and the Presidency, and indicates that blocking the account Schult Ortega “infringed the appellant’s right to freely express their opinion.”
Although Costa Rican government of President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, argued that “never knew how or who or when he had locked the account Schult”, received the sentence as affirmative as they agree that there should be no restrictions on Freedom of Expression of any citizen. Furthermore, they claimed that shall ensure the payment of compensation of costs, damages.
Link: For censor Twitter, a president was sentenced (Infobae America)Tags: Censorship, Costa Rica, Freedom of Expression, Government, Justice, Social Networks, Twitter