Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/19/19

Russian President Vladimir Putin superimposed into a Russian Flag. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

This is part of an ongoing series where I review some of the ads purchased by the Russians. In doing so I hope we can get a better understanding of what they were trying to do, and how to recognize it the next time we’re faced with propaganda.

If you want to follow along, the ads can all be downloaded here.

Here are the totals for the 2015-q4/2015-11 folder:

  • 30 for Black Interests (excluding Williams and Kalvin
  • 3 Williams and Kalvin
  • 9 for Veterans
  • 5 for Muslims of America
  • 4 for Southern Pride
  • 4 for Government Spending
  • 2 for LGBTQ

And then two I can’t figure out a category for. One of which has previously been posted, an ad targeting Obama fans who are against refugees and interested in ghosts (p(1)0004044):

There is also p(1)0004042 which claims to be about humor:

That wraps up November 2015.

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Enjoy your Sunday, and take care of one another.

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