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The video focuses on the perceived threat posed by mass migration. It was widely condemned as anti-migrant and counterfactual.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the video originated on in a discussion forum on 8chan, in a subforum entitled “Politically Incorrect,” where it was created by a group of users led by one with the screen name "Gex." It was featured on websites including Breitbart News.. The number of viewings surged in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks.
The video was composed of footage from news reports and interviews, many of which are taken out of context and unrelated to refugees or migration. It had over 2 million views when it was removed by YouTube following allegations of copyright infringement; it quickly reappeared on other social media sites.
Vice Media described the video as "a racist propaganda film.". The Anti-Defamation League called it "a virulently anti-refugee propaganda video.". Steve Deace wrote a column about the video in the Washington Times.
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