Disinfo: The USA can organise a “Maidan” in Poland, exerting pressure on the Polish authorities

Summary

The fight for TVN is not over and it will not end after the PiS adopts the new media law. If the Law and Justice Party thinks that it will be able to humiliate the United States, it is fundamentally wrong. America is a powerful country – it will be able to deal with the PiS. The US has many different tools of pressure. For example, it can transfer the American business to another EU country. Also, it can move out people on the streets and we will have the same Maidan as it was in Kyiv.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the colour revolutions. This is consistent with the narrative about popular protests around the world, which claims that they are incited and funded by Western states, including colour revolutions in post-Soviet states, the “Arab Spring” revolts, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others. It claims that protests, disorders and civil uprisings are never manifestations of popular discontent but are “colour revolutions” directed and funded by the West.

The claim that the “USA can organise a Maidan in Poland” in order to exert political pressure on the Polish authorities is ungrounded.

Currently, Poland faces a domestic political dispute around the so-called “TVN law”, which was recently adopted by the Polish Parliament. This amendment prevents non-European companies from owning a majority of shares in Polish media. According to the Polish authorities, this law protects the Polish media market from Russian and Chinese propaganda. The Polish opposition and media community believe that this law is aimed against the most popular anti-governmental media group TVN, which is owned by the American Discovery company. The US authorities and the EU showed their worries with this law, which may undermine the situation with media freedom in Poland.

See related examples of disinformation messages alleging that the protests in Belarus are a colour revolution conducted according to Maidan scenario; the EU continues to support a colour revolution in Belarus; the EU provoked a civil war in Ukraine, now it destabilises Belarus; and that the West wants to prepare Maidan in Belarus.

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  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/08/2021
  • Article language(s) Polish
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Poland, US
  • Keywords: Jarosław Kaczynski, Democracy, US presence in Europe, Freedom of speech, Mainstream media, Colour revolutions
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