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The small Orwellian world of Hungary

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While the media is focused on the Kremlin’s “hybrid warfare” against the Western democracies or the Chinese social credit system controlling people’s everyday life through mass-surveillance, the illiberal state of Viktor Orbán is also doing its fair share to exercise information control over its citizens, the opposition and the few independent media and NGOs left in Hungary via new digital powers.