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Fidesz MEPs reject EP social media content as ‘false representation of Hungary’

The MEPs of Hungary's ruling Fidesz on Tuesday rejected social media posts on European Parliament sites which they said cast Hungary in a bad light by quoting "the most biased points" of a report on the country "as if they were facts".

The group protested against posts quoting the Delbos-Corfield report on Hungary, which the EP adopted some two weeks ago, on the EP’s English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Finnish, German, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak and Spanish sites.

In a letter sent to EP President Roberta Metsola, group leaders Kinga Gal and Tamas Deutsch rejected the posts as “an unprecedented smear campaign in the history of the EP’s communication”.

MEP Eniko Gyori called for cooperation rather than division in the “current situation riddled with crises”. The MEPs called on Metsola to stop the “fake news campaign” and hold those responsible to account.

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