Hungary considering to sanction Facebook over censorship

Monday, 18. January 2021 15:38

Hungary's Justice Minister Judit Varga announced on Monday her country might introduce sanctions against social media giants, including Facebook, due to "systematic abuses" of free speech.

In a Facebook post, Varga noted that the company "limits the visibility of Christian, conservative, right-wing opinions" through a "shadowban. I also have personal experience of that," she noted, referring to "the act of social media providers secretly and for political purposes, restricting the visibility and access of a user profile without its knowledge about it."

Varga concluded by saying that she would meet with members of the country's competition watchdog this week to discuss a possible response to "unfair commercial practices."

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