With Open Gates

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With Open Gates:The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations, is a 2015 anti-immigration video released during the European migrant crisis.[1]

The video focuses on the perceived threat posed by mass migration. It was widely condemned as anti-migrant and counterfactual.[2]

History[edit]

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."[3] It was featured on websites including Breitbart News.[3]. The number of viewings surged in the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks.[3]

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.[4] 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.[3][5]

Reception[edit]

Vice Media described the video as "a racist propaganda film."[6]. The Anti-Defamation League called it "a virulently anti-refugee propaganda video."[3]. Steve Deace wrote a column about the video in the Washington Times.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzioumakis, Yannis; Molloy, Claire (2016). The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics. Routledge. p. 137. ISBN 9781317392460. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ Roose, Kevin; Winston, Ali (4 November 2018). "Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump's Approval, and Often Hear It". New York Times. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Mayo, Marilyn (13 November 2015). "a virulently anti-refugee propaganda video". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/ppx4kg/with-open-gates-the-forced-collective-suicide-of-european-nations-debunked-938
  5. ^ Pascual, Federico (20 November 2015). "Europe opens doors to migrants". Filipino Reporter. ProQuest 1736637146.
  6. ^ Kleinfeld, Philip (27 November 2015). "Calling Bullshit on the Anti-Refugee Video Taking the Internet By Storm". Vice. Retrieved 5 November 2018.