Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/10/19

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-q2/2016-05 folder.

I noticed the May ads were getting rather demanding. It’s not enough anymore to ask “Please follow”. P(1)0000003 demands you follow!

What would Jesus do? In the case of the Russian ads, he too would demand you follow:

We can see from the number of clicks how effective that one was.

Not only does p(1)0001296 demand you follow but it does so YELLING IN BIG CAPITAL LETTERS. JUST DO IT, TOO!

That one has what may be the most interesting list of targets I’ll find.

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

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