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Hungary and Poland to address ‘Big Tech censorship’

05.02.2021
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Free speech regulation designed to combat ‘social media bias’

Hungary’s Justice Minister has said that the country would not tolerate intrusions on free speech, while Poland has proposed legislation to prevent social media companies from removing lawful posts, reports the Financial Times. The governments in both countries want to combat what they see as ‘deliberate, ideological censorship’, complaining that social media sites ‘limit the visibility of Christian, conservative, right wing opinions’. The announcements were made as the EU tries to adopt a co-ordinated approach to regulating social media content, says the paper.

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Hungary’s Justice Minister has said that the country would not tolerate intrusions on free speech, while Poland has proposed legislation to prevent social media companies from removing lawful posts, reports the Financial Times.

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