Gov't Spokesman: 'Twitter Blocked 200 Of My Followers'

  • 12 Jan 2021 7:30 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Gov't Spokesman: 'Twitter Blocked 200 Of My Followers'
Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said 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 right-wing conservative voices they don’t like,” Kovács said on Facebook.

He noted a similar move by Twitter in September last year, when it blocked the Hungarian government’s official account “without any explanation” just on the same day EU Commissioner Věra Jourová, “a Soros ally”, presented its rule of law report on Hungary.

“While these tech giants keep preaching about the importance of diversity, their moves over the recent weeks and months go to show that they are far not that supportive when it comes to the diversity of opinions,” Kovács said.

MTI Photo: Attila Kovács

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