Radical nationalist Mi Hazánk is calling on legislators to take action against Facebook “censorship” and “the monopoly on opinion by left-liberals”, the party’s campaign chief said. Előd Novák said it was “unacceptable” that Facebook had taken down party leader László Toroczkai’s page and regularly deleted entries by Mi Hazánk and its supporters. The party also called on the competition office to start a procedure against Facebook due to its monopoly on social media, he added. Novák said that in the run-up to the EP elections, Facebook was trying to thwart the party’s mobilisation efforts. He called on supporters to continue distributing information and remain active on Facebook.
Toroczkai recently offered to relinquish his immunity as a European Parliament (EP) election campaign candidate after police in Törökszentmiklós, in central Hungary, charged him for abusing the right to assembly. He said police had launched proceedings against him for, as he phrased it, helping to “put a Gypsy criminal behind bars”.