Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/29/2020

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.

Let’s take a look at some of Being Patriotic’s June 2016 ads. P(1)0002037 seems innocuous enough (although I don’t think that’s the actual insignia):

P(1)0002315 is somewhat coherent, but it reads awkward:

And, in case a Russian-backed Trump rally hasn’t stoked your patriotic fires enough, just remember according to p(1)0002323, the Islamic State is Hilary’s fault:

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

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