Norway's government has taken its campaign to scare away potential asylum seekers onto Facebook, launching a new page, 'Stricter Asylum regulations in Norway', on Friday.

In its first post on Friday afternoon, the page trumpeted the government's plans to:

  • slash benefits for asylum seekers by 20 percent;
  • increase the wait for permanent residency from three to five years;
  • send people home if situations improve in their home countries;
  • and work with the Iraqi and Eritrean authorities to send asylum seekers back to those countries.

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