Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/15/2020

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-q2/2016-06 folder.

Stop All Invaders only posted a few ads in June 2016, but they were memorable. P(1)0000408 offered help to anyone wanting to organize a pro-Trump rally:

P(1)0000418 didn’t push Trump directly, but it amplified his desire to build a huge wall:

P(1)0003197 reminds us that it wasn’t just Latin American immigrants they wanted to keep out:

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

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