Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–9/14/19

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-q2/2016-04 folder.

Everyone’s favorite Nigerian YouTubers are back for April 2016. Yes, I’m talking about Williams and Kalvin, supposedly a pair of brothers from Atlanta whom were later discovered to be from Nigeria. They were still doing their best to sow discord and remind us how faulty the American systems are.

P(1)0000192 illustrated faults within the Louisiana prison system (although it seems to mix up convicted and accused) to remind Americans not to trust our legal system:

P(1)0001555 serves to remind us we cannot trust our educational system:

We can’t forget to distrust the media, either, as p(1)0001553 reminds us:

We can’t trust any American system…but don’t worry. We can trust Williams and Kalvin.

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

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