Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/11/19

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.

The Russians were still getting involved in stateside protests. P(1)0002863 encouraged people to attend a demonstration to demand justice for India Cummings:

They didn’t stop at posting about the protest. They even helped organize it. The actual organizers had no idea at the time they were working with Russian agents.

There was also a “Not My Heritage” rally in Mississippi they were pushing on p(1)0001992:

As well as p(1)0001231:

While I haven’t found any record of this rally actually happening, I did find someone talk about it on an old message board.

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD and remember, folks, don’t take candy or rally invitations from strangers.

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