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Gov’t Spox Kovács: ‘Twitter Blocked 200 of My Followers’

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.11.

Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said on Monday that Twitter had in an “arbitrary move” blocked 200 of his followers “overnight” without any explanation or notification in advance.

There have been numerous news reports and commentaries published about “this most recent hobby of tech giants of blocking or suspending mostly right-wing conservative voices they don’t like,” Kovács said on Twitter.

He noted a similar move by Twitter in September last year, when it blocked the Hungarian government’s official account “without any explanation” just on the same day EU Commissioner Vera Jourova, “a Soros ally”, presented its rule of law report on Hungary. (The social media site said the suspension was only a simple mistake and after an hour, the account was restored.)

Twitter: Suspension of Hungarian Government's Official Account 'Simply a Mistake,' Page Restored
Twitter: Suspension of Hungarian Government's Official Account 'Simply a Mistake,' Page Restored

Yesterday, without any prior notice or explanation, Twitter blocked the Hungarian government’s official account, About Hungary, Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations announced. The social media site said the suspension was only a simple mistake and after an hour, the account was restored. Yesterday, at 11:25 am, Zoltán Kovács shared the […]Continue reading

“While these tech giants keep preaching about the importance of diversity, their moves over the recent weeks and months go to show that they are far not that supportive when it comes to the diversity of opinions,” Kovács said.

Featured photo via Zoltán Kovács’s Facebook page