Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–12/08/19

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 attacks on African Americans’ trust of US institutions continued. P(1)0003074 played on the now familiar theme of distrusting the police system (as well as bringing up the “race car”):

P(1)0002048 worked on sowing distrust of our mental health system:

P(1)0003090 worked on getting African Americans to distrust their religious institutions as well:

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

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