Latest government propaganda campaign links migration to terrorism

July 20, 2016

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“Did you know? Since the start of the migration crisis more than 300 people have died in terrorist attacks.”

New posters, new messages – the Hungarian government is starting yet another “information campaign” ahead of the migrant resettlement quota referendum to be held in October.

This is not the first time Hungary is to be blanketed with television, internet and newspaper advertisements. Since 2015, the government has been keen on depicting its controversial messages on huge billboards, TV and radio. From “Hungarian reforms work” to “Migrants will take away our jobs”, there have been countless examples of government propaganda.

According to Bence Tuzson, secretary responsible for government communication, the latest poster campaign will inform Hungarians of “possible consequences of migration and resettlement”.

This poster, for example, warns that since the start of the migration crisis, the number of women being harassed in Europe has sharply risen.

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This one says “The Paris terrorist attacks were committed by immigrants.”

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And the third one warns that nearly one million migrants want to come to Europe from Libya.

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