wPolityce.pl is a Polish conservative web portal founded in 2010 by brothers Jacek and Michał Karnowski, who are also the editors-in-chief of the weekly magazine “Sieci”. The portal focuses on political, social, and cultural topics, and often expresses a critical stance towards the opposition parties, the European Union, and the mainstream media. The portal claims to provide “information, analysis, and commentary from the right side of the political scene” .
Content and Features
wPolityce.pl offers various types of content, such as news articles, opinion pieces, interviews, reports, podcasts, videos, and live broadcasts. The portal covers both domestic and international issues, with a special emphasis on the topics related to Poland’s sovereignty, security, history, identity, and values. The portal also features sections dedicated to specific themes, such as economy, culture, religion, education, health, sports, and entertainment.
Some of the most popular and controversial features of wPolityce.pl are:
- The “Reset” program, hosted by journalist Marcin Wikło, which exposes the alleged scandals and corruption of the previous governments led by the Civic Platform (PO) party .
- The “Rosyjskie wpływy” (Russian influences) commission, initiated by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and supported by wPolityce.pl, which aims to investigate the possible interference of Russia in Poland’s politics and media .
- The “Campus Polska” event, organized by wPolityce.pl and Sieci in cooperation with PiS, which gathers prominent politicians, journalists, experts, and celebrities to discuss the current challenges and opportunities for Poland .
Reception and Criticism
wPolityce.pl is one of the most popular and influential conservative media outlets in Poland. According to SimilarWeb data from August 2021, the portal had over 13 million visits and ranked 24th among all websites in Poland . The portal also has a strong presence on social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
However, wPolityce.pl also faces criticism and controversy from its opponents and competitors. The portal is often accused of being biased, sensationalist, propagandist, and supportive of PiS. The portal has also been involved in several lawsuits and disputes with other media outlets or public figures over defamation or plagiarism allegations .
wPolityce.pl is a conservative web portal that provides information and commentary on various political and social issues from a right-wing perspective. The portal is popular among its supporters but controversial among its critics. The portal reflects the polarization and diversity of the Polish media landscape.