Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/20/19

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.

The ads were still pushing people to be against illegal immigration in April 2016. Many of their ads used the reasoning of “help vets, not illegals”, such as p(1)0003145:

P(1)0003165 was similar:

Sometimes when I see images like that from ad p(1)0003255, I wonder if the person in the picture knows the stock image they posed for ended up being used in a Russian ad:

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care, and have a fantastic Sunday.

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