Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/5/19

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.

In April 2016, they were still working to convince black Americans that Hilary was the enemy. Ad p(1)0002849 encouraged both holding flash mobs and posting pictures to their Facebook group, and signing a petition to try Clinton for treason:

P(1)0001994 sought to remind black voters that her husband is a racist, too:

If they didn’t want black voters to back Clinton, who did they recommend? Bernie, of course, as shown in p(1)0002003:

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

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