Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/24/19

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.

March delivered a lot of ads aimed at American Muslims. A few notable ones were centered around Muslim women. P(1)0001294 linked to a video discussing what Muslim kids go through in America:

P(1)0003702 celebrated Minnesota’s first hijab-wearing policewoman:

P(1)0004070 wants to reiterate that a woman in a hijab isn’t a threat but is expressing her submission to God:

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care, and have a pleasant Saturday.

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