An EU spokesperson has termed the latest Hungarian government campaign ad of supporting illegal immigration as “fake news”. The controversial ad contains US Billionaire George Soros and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The latest campaign by the Hungarian government funded by taxpayer money, features a smiling Jean-Claude Juncker, and US billionaire and philanthropist George Soros in the background. It accuses the EU of pushing proposals on migration that “threaten Hungary’s security”. “You also have the right to know what Brussels is preparing for!” the ad reads.
Prime minister, Viktor Orban’s government, had long accused the EU commission of implementing what they described as a “Soros plan”, transporting a million migrants into Europe, without providing any proof.
“It is not true that the EU undermines national border protection, there are zero plans for so-called humanitarian visas, and member states decide to what level they want to accept legal migration,” the spokesman said debunking the claims in the Hungarian government ad.
Our assessment is that this new ad is in response to the years of criticisms from the EU and Soros over Hungary’s refusal to accept migrants from West Asia. We believe that ads which personally target individuals are not partisan or objective. We also feel that the EU is right in identifying and pointing out the “Fake news” aspect of the ad. A socially and responsible institution like the EU has led the way in combating the spread of misinformation.