Hungary approves law banning LGBTQ+ content for minors
18 June 2021 | 9:28 am
Hungary has passed a new law that critics say conflates pedophilia with LGBTQ+ issues. Is the government trying to deflect attention from its failures and divide the opposition?
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The social media platform is reportedly shadowbanning posts containing certain terms. TikTok blamed algorithm flaws for the blocks.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory in Hungary's parliamentary election after partial results showed his ruling Fidesz party is comfortably ahead of their opposition rivals.
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The European Court of Justice has dismissed "the action brought by Poland" against an EU copyright directive. Warsaw argued the 2019 directive violated freedoms of expression and raised concerns about "upload filters."
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India's top court suspended authorities from charging people with sedition under a controversial colonial-era law. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has been accused of misusing the law to silence critics.
Hungary's government is "holding European Union decision makers hostage" by refusing to join an EU-wide embargo on Russian oil, according to Lithuania's foreign minister. This comes as EU leaders continue their efforts to gather support for a sixth sanctions package on Russia from all 27 EU member states. The government of PM Viktor Orban has claimed that an import ban on Russian oil would ruin the Hungarian economy. Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tells FRANCE 24 that "Europe is weaker" as a result, and that he is "still hoping Budapest will be responsible in their decisions".
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