Yet another major European power has joined the growing alliance of nations against censorship by American Big Tech companies.
Hungary is joining Poland as one of the premier European powers taking on Big Tech. “After consulting with the heads of the involved state institutions, the Ministry of Justice will propose a law to the Parliament this spring about the regulation of the great tech companies’ Hungarian [operation],” Hungarian Minister of Justice Varga Judit announced in a January 26 Facebook post.
In the same post, Varga explained that Hungary must act quickly if the European Union is too slow regulate Big Tech’s unchecked power:
“We keep cooperating with the EU in the preparation of similar regulations but recent events have shown that we need to act faster to defend people. Today, everyone can be arbitrarily switched off from the online space without any official, transparent and fair proceeding and legal remedy.
“They can switch off bakers, hairdressers, pensioners, teachers, SMEs and state leaders as well.”