Court orders Facebook paedophile page to close

A Northern Ireland court has ordered the removal of a page monitoring paedophiles.
A Northern Ireland court has ordered the removal of a page monitoring paedophiles. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Northern Ireland court has ordered the removal of a Facebook page used to monitor paedophiles.

A convicted sex offender won his legal challenge to have the site taken down.

High Court judge Mr Justice McCloskey found that the man, whose identity cannot be revealed, had his human rights breached, and has given Facebook 72 hours to take the page down.

A spokeswoman for Facebook said: "We are considering our next steps in light of the court judgment and we have nothing further to add at this stage."

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