Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/23/2020

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.

The Black Edification group made some interesting black pride posts. P(1)0000822 encourages pride in melanin of all amounts:

P(1)0004871 suggests we stop drawing Jesus with “idolatry” as the reasoning:

P(1)0004873 makes the debunked statement that the United States refused to accept the first Statue of Liberty because she was black:

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

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