Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/16/2020

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.

The Born Liberal group did their part to sow division during August 2016. P(1)0000814 played the stereotypical anti-Republican/rural card:

P(1)0004829 played on dissatisfaction on how the Obama administration’s handling of wars:

There’s a bit of sad humor how p(1)0004863 plays with the notion of “impeachment” but in regards to the DNC:

THIS IS AN OPEN THREAD. Take care and be well (and the missing yellow spiral notebook has been located!)

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