A propaganda campaign in Hungary reached its climax in July 2017 when billboards across the country carried adverts for the latest round of the Orbán government's National Consultation. The adverts featured the head of George Soros, with the text: “Let's not allow Soros to have the last laugh!" – bearing the implication that the businessman was about to attack Hungary.
The French conservative magazine Valeurs Actuelles published a series of articles focused on George Soros, where he is described as “the billionaire conspiring against France”. In the 16-page long piece, published on 10 May 2018, three journalists link George Soros to the financing of a number of illegal activities, including “supporting terrorism” and “world disorder”.