Hungary, Venezuela Each Start To Regulate Internet Content To Stop Political Commentary The Gov't Doesn't Like
from the yeah,-that'll-work dept
If we jump halfway around the world, to Hungary, it appears the government there is doing something similar. Glyn Moody points us to the news that the Hungarian Parliament has approved a new law regulating all media content -- including online. Apparently, any content judged not to be "politically balanced," will get fined. Of course, it's the ruling party that has their fingers on the scale to determine what is, and what is not, considered "balanced." The law will also require journalists to hand over names of sources. Think of it as the opposite of a shield law for journalists. Anyway, if the Hungarian government believes this post is not politically balanced enough for their censors, well, tough luck.