Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–3/15/2020

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.

Here are the totals for June 2016:

  • Memeopolis-36
  • Black Matters-28
  • Don’t Shoot-15
  • American Muslims-11
  • Born Liberal-6
  • Being Patriotic-4
  • Stop All Invaders-3
  • Black Edification-3
  • Secured Borders-3
  • LGBT United-3
  • Heart of Texas-2
  • Blacktivist-2
  • Williams & Kalvin-2
  • Proud Blacks-1
  • Cop Block-1
  • Government Spending-1

I haven’t started looking into July 2016 to see what they look like, but it should be interesting.

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care, and be well

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