The foreign minister said the European Union should prevent big tech companies from interfering in the European elections.
“Allowing these companies to decide which politicians may use broader and narrower channels to reach the electorate would be dangerous and anti-democratic,” Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said in Brussels during a break in a European foreign ministerial meeting. “It would be similarly dangerous if they were to decide which politician is allowed to communicate and determine fake from real news,” he said.
The minister added that cybercrime must also be curbed so as to protect families, children as well as “defenseless, well-intentioned and inexperienced users”. Minister Szijjártó called it especially important to crack down on paedophile crimes committed in cyberspace.