Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–1/5/2020

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.

Even the memes went bleak during May 2016. In case you forgot to hate your life, P(1)0003796 was glad to remind you:

P(1)0003828…because getting stabbed in the stomach is always good for a laugh:

Speaking of being stabbed…p(1)0003834 is happy to show you the darker side of relationships:

While dark humor can be funny, it can get to be too much. After a certain point it simply keeps you thinking that life and people are just horrible, and it’s best to stay to yourself instead of coming together and possibly making things better.

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care, and may your Sunday be a pleasant one.

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