Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–4/18/2020

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-q3/2016-07 folder.

The Born Liberal group had some interesting images attached to their ads in July 2016. P(1)0004869 combined a number of different triggering images:

P(1)0004825 was even less subtle on its imagery:

P(1)0004827 piggybacked on an actual group–Unite Blue, specifically their West Virginia page (although I’m not finding that specific state’s page now).

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

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