The new Minister of Youth and Children, Sir Rego, expressed in a debate in the European Parliament his favor of censoring profiles like “Abascal in Spain” on social networks because they represent “a danger.” He understood that there was “impunity” for “narrating the violation of human rights through extreme rights.” For this reason, Rego assured that “we must bet” on “a great anti-fascist consensus” so that “it can provide public regulation” that controls social networks “to expel hatred from even which public space.”
The statement was framed in a debate on democratic control of social networks in the European Parliament in February 2021. During his speech, Sira Rego listed a series of European politicians, such as “Abascal in Spain, Salvini in Italy, Le Pen in France, and Orbán in Hungary.” The new head of the Youth and Children’s Portfolio said about them that “they all” have a “common denominator: hate speech, racist delusions, LGTBIphobia, machismo, and the rise of fascism.”
The MEP from Izquierda Unida has so far expressed his dismay at the “impunity” with which the account of the violation of human rights in extreme cases is “accepted.” Social networks, Rego argues, are used “as a disseminator of hate speech.”An independence, which for the Valencian politics of Palestinian origin “is a danger.”
Rego suggests two solutions to this problem. On the one hand, make it “a multinational that determines when and why the use of an account is limited.” On the other hand, make it “a big anti-fascist consensus that gives the public regulation to do it.” Given these two options that the MEP considered, he explained that “you have to choose the second one.”
For the new minister, “the intervention of public powers” is “the only way to guarantee the fundamental right of access to honest information” and “to eliminate hate speech.” And he concluded that a “strong alliance is needed to expel hatred from any public space.”
Previously, Rego spoke against the formation led by Abascal. De Vox said in a message on his social networks that “there is not a single political position in that ‘party’ that is not vomit, incorrect, irresponsible, or all three at the same time.”
Sira Rego is the head of a newly created ministry, Youth and Youth. This is a portfolio that belongs to Sumar’s quota in the Council of Ministers, in addition to Social Affairs, Health, Culture, and Labor. Rego is the spokesperson of Izquierda Unida, the formation led by the current Minister of Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzon. In addition, he was active, as the general coordinator of his training, in the Communist Party of Spain. Rego is Valencian but of Palestinian origin and lives near the Gaza Strip, as his father is from there.