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Mi Hazánk Leader Sues Facebook for Damage to Reputation

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.29.

The leader of the non-parliamentary far-right Mi Hazánk (Our Homeland) party said on Wednesday that he is suing Facebook for deleting his Facebook and Instagram accounts and for harming his reputation.

László Toroczkai said he is seeking 100 million forints (EUR 280,000) in damages for the deletion of his accounts in the run-up to the 2019 European parliamentary elections, and for declaring him a

dangerous person… a category reserved for terrorists, mass murderers and human traffickers.

Toroczkai insisted that since a number of “similar such deletions” had taken place at the same time, it was “obvious” that Facebook censored “right-wing, nationalist, Christian parties and politicians.”

He said that if he would win the case, he would use the money granted for damages to set up a “Hungarian public media site inaccessible to extremist left-wing censorship.”

featured photo: János Vajda/MTI