Poland Paid for Propaganda Against Cryptocurrency
Poland's central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski (NFB), has recently fessed up to paying out nearly $30,000 USD (of Polish taxpayer-money) for anti-cryptocurrency propaganda. One of the most notable in the attack came from Polish YouTube star, Marcin Dubiel, who has around 930,000 subscribers. In December 2017, Dubiel released a video titled, "STRACIŁEM WSZYSTKIE PIENIĄDZE?!" (I Lost All The Money!), in which depicts a man losing all of his money because he invested in cryptocurrency; his video currently has over 500,000. Suspicion regarding the the video came upon noting the #uważajnakryptowaluty ("watch out for cryptocurrencies) hashtag, which is the hashtag associated with Poland's Central Bank website dedicated to warnings about cryptocurrency.
The major issue here is that nowhere in the video does it state "including paid promotion"; not including this info is against the law in Poland. Just 2 weeks ago, YouTube announced that they would be publishing a notice of any government-sponsored content. Because this video was released in December, no such notice was given.