Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/8/2020

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 Born Liberal group may not have been the most active, but they sure made an impression. P(1)0000816 didn’t specifically name Sanders, but his supporters were the target audience:

P(1)0004839 quoted Sanders saying the Clinton Foundation would make a Hilary presidency a conflict of interest:

P(1)0004843 was even less subtle as to who they were pushing their audience to:

This is an open thread. Take care, and have a pleasant Saturday.

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