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Tech executives tell Germany to scrap ‘hate-filled’ migrant campaign


A poster advertising financial help to refugees who want to return to their home countries issued by Germany's Interior Ministry is pictured at a metro station in Berlin, Germany. — Reuters

A poster advertising financial help to refugees who want to return to their home countries issued by Germany's Interior Ministry is pictured at a metro station in Berlin, Germany. — Reuters

BERLIN: Scores of tech entrepreneurs in Berlin have signed a letter telling the government to scrap a poster campaign that encourages migrants to go home – saying the message spreads hate and undermines efforts to hire foreign developers.

The "Returning From Germany" campaign, launched by the interior ministry last week, offers financial incentives to people who want to return voluntarily and uses the slogan "Your country! Your future! Now!".

   

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