Justice Minister Judit Varga said 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 states’ 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. Varga said this highlighted “how vulnerable we really are to global control of liberal social media”.