Belarusian propaganda targets Poles on Youtube

Poles are seeing the speeches of the Prosecutor General of Belarus as advertisements on Youtube.

Sample photo. People protesting against state propaganda during a rally. Minsk, Belarus. August 23, 2021. Photo: Belsat.

iSANS media expert Syarhei Kharytonau has noted the Poles’ messages on Twitter that they have been targetted (i.e. buy for a limited audience) Belarusian advertising. In particular, there are speeches of Belarus’ Prosecutor General Andrei Shved.

It is not clear from the screenshots what kind of speech it was and whether it was translated into Polish. However, one of the ad viewers understood that “the gentleman was telling how bad Poles were and what they do to poor migrants.”

Against a similar backdrop, Shved claimed that Poland used poisonous and toxic substances against the migrants, who stormed the border at the Bruzgi crossing under the supervision of Belarusian security forces.

The advertisement was ordered by Telegram channel associated with the state TV channel ONT and GUBOPIK. Belarusians have been a target of such ads for over a year.