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Justice Minister Varga Concerned about Twitter Locking Trump’s User Account

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.01.12.

Justice Minister Judit Varga said on Monday that she shared German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s view that the locking of US President Donald Trump’s user account by Twitter was reason for concern.

“It is not my duty to comment on other state’s internal policy but sometimes it can’t be slipped over,” she said on Facebook.

“In the last few days, private censorship has reached a new level and has struck in an unprecedented way. In digital imperialism, it no longer matters whether one is an average user or the democratically elected president of the world’s leading power, since it has become clear that both can be silenced at the touch of a single button,” she added.

Gov't Spox Kovács: 'Twitter Blocked 200 of My Followers'
Gov't Spox Kovács: 'Twitter Blocked 200 of My Followers'

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 […]Continue reading

Varga said this highlighted “how vulnerable we really are to global control of liberal social media”.

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