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Apr 01, 2019

FM: Politicians deviating from the liberal mainstream could become victims of fake news attacks

The foreign minister has said that any politician “deviating from the Liberal mainstream” could become the target of attacks by “globally operating liberal fake news factories"

The foreign minister has said that any politician “deviating from the Liberal mainstream” could become the target of attacks by “globally operating liberal fake news factories”.

During a radio interview on Sunday, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, mentioned US President Donald Trump for example, whose remarks on NATO the media “misinterpreted” and who was accused of benefitting from Russia’s alleged manipulating the US presidential election. That allegation “held out for two years” and “nobody has apologized for the fake news since it collapsed”, he said.

The foreign minister added that those “patriots who dare to declare that their countries come first, for whom religious, national or cultural identities are important, who dare to protect the security of their citizens by building a wall, will face a campaign of defamation,” Minister Szijjártó insisted.

The minister highlighted that the Hungarian government is facing a similar campaign, adding that “all attacks disguised by a veil of the rule of law” are “fake news” and added that all media outlets with the highest number of readers or viewers are “anti-government or critical of the government”.