Hungarian government launches ʼinfoʼ campaign

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The Hungarian government recently launched a subpage to its official webpage kormany.hu, which can be accessed at the mrm.kormany.hu, and is entitled “Hungarian Reforms Work”, which apparently is part of its new ‘info’ campaign.

It was earlier reported that the government was planning to launch an "information" campaign, which is intended "to make it clear that Hungarian reforms are working well" and that "the country has benefited from having chosen its own path" by rejecting "austerity measures proposed by international organizations", government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács was cited saying by Hungarian news agency MTI today. MTI noted that the government allocated HUF 600 bln for the campaign.

The webpage, which recently became available, lists the current government’s achievements and lists how the government believes helped the society. The webpage portrays images of people, carrying messages like “We don’t want illegal immigrants” (pictured), “I have saved a lot on government mandated utility price reductions”, “Minimum wage is rising again” or “We (Hungary) have a greater economic growth than the EU”.

The images resemble the billboards the Hungarian government launched in June to send messages to immigrants in the country.

Although the webpage has just surfaced, memes making fun of it have already flooded the internet, according to Hungarian portal propeller.hu.

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