On August 1, law firm Gawronski & Partners, acting on behalf of the Polish political party Confederation for Freedom and Independence, sued Meta Platforms Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited in a Polish court in connection with Meta’s removal of the Confederation’s Facebook page (deplatforming). Today, as announced, with our Cient’s permission, we are releasing the contents of the lawsuit (also in English).
The lawsuit raises constitutional issues, including freedom and prohibition of discrimination based on political opinions and philosophical views, democracy, sovereignty of the Republic of Poland, and the right to information, prohibition of preventive censorship. It raises questions about the right and limits of the right to indoctrination by social media operators. At the same time, we question existence and, in particular, legal force of the so-called “Facebook standards” from the perspective of Polish contract law, and infer that Polish law is applicable. These issues are immune to political and philosophical differences and remain relevant to all social media users. The lawsuit against Meta also has an international context, to which we refer.
We encourage you to discuss validity of arguments raised by us against Meta’s (Facebook’s) actions.