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Debunk: A TV channel didn’t air a map of Poland which incorporates Ukrainian territories

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A pretend map allegedly exhibiting a climate broadcast from the Polish TV channel TVP1 has been circulating on social media these previous few days. 

Though it would initially appear like an unusual climate section, many Twitter customers have observed there may be an inaccuracy within the border between Poland and Ukraine. 

On the screenshots, Poland’s territory extends nicely into Ukraine, encroaching onto the Western half together with Lviv.

This has pushed many social media customers to counsel that Warsaw is planning to annex land from Ukraine. 

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This map was additionally picked up by pro-Kremlin Russian information shops and different pro-Russian Telegram accounts

Nonetheless these photographs have been photoshopped because the Polish channel TVP1 explains in a press release. 

The channel insists it by no means aired such a section, going so far as calling the doctored picture “Kremlin propaganda.”

One other element that exhibits that this map has been faked is that it doesn’t use the Polish diacritics.These are accents seen above sure letters within the Polish language. 

Furthermore, when taking a look at an actual climate broadcast from TVP1, many social media customers have observed that the set-up is completely different from the faked screenshots.

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Others have identified that the presenter used within the doctored photograph comes from one other Polish TV channel.

As you may see right here, she is sporting the identical costume and posing in the identical means however this broadcast dates again to 2020.

Which means her likeness was most likely stolen and pasted over a photoshopped background. 

Even Polish authorities officers have weighed in on this pretend picture with Stanisław Żaryn, the Secretary of State on the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland giving an interview to the Polish Press Company.

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“The Kremlin’s info actions are nonetheless centered on three vectors – making Ukraine and Ukrainians look unhealthy, saying that exhibiting assist for Ukraine may very well be an element that would escalate the battle, and scaring folks with the imaginative and prescient of Poland coming into the battle and its potential penalties,” he defined. 

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This has been a frequent theme in the case of disinformation surrounding the battle in Ukraine. 

On Monday, Żaryn tweeted that “Russia has been attacking Poland for months, propagating lies about allegedly aggressive plans to unleash battle in Europe, attacking Belarus & Russia and making ready occupation of Ukraine.”

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