Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/17/2020

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 August 2016 ads continued having fun with Texas. P(1)0002668 played with the notion that most illegal immigrants are violent criminals:

P(1)0002682 tried to capitalize on the “Keep Texas Christian” sentiment:

P(1)0002746 states that a Clinton presidency would push Texas to secede:

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

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