Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/30/19

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.

The anti-immigrant rhetoric got intense during May 2016. This ad, p(1)0002649, stunned me:

And how do we fix this problem? P(1)0002650 states we need a president with a “strong moral compass and patriotism in his soul”:

P(1)0002651 makes the accusation that Obama wants to give more money to unaccompanied minors than retirees:

I also found it interesting that these three ads were targeted towards fans of CNN.

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

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