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Tinder will warn its users that Poland is a country dangerous for LGBT community

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Tinder will warn its users that Poland is a country dangerous for LGBT community. A popular global dating application Tinder introduced “Traveller Alert”, which will warn its users about the countries potentially dangerous for representatives of the LGBT community. About 70 countries, such as Afghanistan, Tanzania, and Poland, are on the list.


The story is based on the article by The Independent, which, even though it mentions the current situation in Poland, does not say that Poland is on the Tinder's list of countries unsafe for the LGBT community.

The Tinder Traveller Alert will warn its LGBT users about countries that continue to enforce prejudiced laws against LGBT persons. Tinder will use the list of about 70 countries with anti-LGBT laws – this list was prepared by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). This ILGA map presents the countries, where the Tinder Travel Alert will be on (red colour) – Poland is not among these countries. The full ILGA report on the state-sponsored homophobia is available here.

See here for other examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives regarding the LGBT community.

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Reported in: Issue 159
Date: 26.07.2019
Language: Polish
Country: Poland
Keywords: LGBT
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Polska
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