Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/10/2020

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-q3/2016-08 folder.

Williams and Kalvin had plenty to say about the 2016 elections during August. P(1)0001537 told African Americans that there was no place for them in the election:

P(1)0001539 makes reference to the movie version of the book CLINTON CASH. Ironically Peter Schweizer spent time pointing out the Clinton/Putin connection:

To cap it off, p(1)0006461 paints Trump as the lesser of two evils:

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

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