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.
The Russian group, Black Matters, organized a rally May 16, 2016. It was to remember Aiyana Stanley-Jones, who was killed during a police raid in her home. P(1)0001824:
The rally did occur. According to The Detroit News, about a dozen people showed up. They state the rally was co-organized by Black Matters US and the Justice for Aiyana Jones Committee. I haven’t been able to find if the Committee knew their co-organizer was a Russian front, but I was able to track the committee back to 2011, so it doesn’t appear they themselves are a Russian group.
THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the tNB family a wonderful and peaceful Thanksgiving.