Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–6/15/19

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. All of today’s ads can be found in the 2015-q4/2015-12 folder.

Here are the totals for December 2015:

  • Stop Refugees: 38
  • Black issues: 19
  • American Muslims: 6
  • Tea Party Patriots: 5
  • Southern Interest: 3
  • Cop Block: 3
  • Stay 4 Police: 2
  • Government Spending: 2
  • Nuts News (humor, or feeble attempts at): 2
  • Veterans: 1
  • Texas Secession: 1

This rounds out 2015. 2016 should get interesting, especially as it gets closer to the primaries and general election.

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. I hope you have a pleasant Saturday.

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