Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/6/19

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.

April 21, 2016 was the Student Day of Action to protest police brutality. At least, according to the Russian ads it was. P(1)0003482:

P(1)0003474 points out that it will be occurring in every university in California and Wisconsin:

P(1)0003464 wants to make sure you know that every voice counts in that protest:

I tried to find any articles about a day of student protest for both April 21st and the 20th. The only write-up I could find came from, the website for the Revolutionary Communist Party of America.

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

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