Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/10/19

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 2016-q1/2016-03 folder.

In light of recent events, the “Stop All Invaders” group gives me chills. I am posting four of their March 2016 ads as an illustration of their commentary back then. I can’t help but look at these ads now and wonder if this is what Putin wanted all along.





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