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Hungarians Protesting Against Proposed Internet Tax

Hungary's leadership is under pressure to drop plans to tax Internet use, a move seen as a way to cut off public debate by limiting information not controlled by the rightist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Tens of thousands of Hungarians gathered in the streets of Budapest this week to protest the plan… The government denies the tax was devised to inhibit access to information, saying it is an extension of an existing tax on telephones that is being put in effect because a growing share of communication has moved online.

Read full story: New York Times

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