Big technological companies should be transparent and respect the rule of law, Justice Minister Judit Varga told an online discussion hosted by the 21st Century Institute on Tuesday.
“If we are unable to control the activities of the tech giants that are building a pseudo legal system, they will rule our life and force us into a bubble”, she said.
the tech giants are quoting community guidelines adopted arbitrarily and enforced onto their users.
“It is also a question whether these guidelines are in tune with the principles of the rule of law,” she said.
The minister said that as someone with conservative views she had reservations about the community sites but felt obliged to use them as a platform for expressing her opinion seeing how active her liberal and left-wing opponents are. The tech giants get everybody to be addicted to “this drug” so that they can then influence the public, she said.
Varga expressed concern over
“Facebook’s move to reduce political content”,
adding she was curious to see how the community site would simultaneously ensure equal treatment and the exclusion of double standards.
Varga said Hungary would wait for the forthcoming EU regulations and then draft its relevant set of regulations.