Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–4/19/2020

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 Clinton hate was strong July 2016. P(1)0004841 pointed out the problems Bernie Sanders had with the Clinton Foundation:

P(1)0004088 was a lot less subtle. From the Merican Fury group:

P(1)0003677 was interesting. While the ad itself promotes Muslims for Hillary, as previously noted, support of Clinton by Muslims has been used as publicity against her:

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

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