Facebook removed a campaign video filmed by a senior Hungarian minister in Vienna, in which he tried to portray “white” Austrians as living in fear of Muslim immigrants in a warning to the Hungarian electorate preparing for elections next month. Facebook removed the video on Wednesday, saying it violated its principles forbidding comments that attack people based on their racial, ethnic or religious identity. The video was part of an escalating anti-immigrant campaign by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party ahead of parliamentary elections on April 8. While Fidesz has been in the lead after an all-out media offensive extolling its efforts to defend Europe’s “Christian heritage,” it suffered a painful by-election defeat in one of its rural strongholds last month. That setback appeared to further sharpen its attacks on what it portrays as Hungary’s main foes: immigrants, financier George Soros and recently also the United Nations. Continue reading at AdAge.com

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