Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/23/2020

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 Russian ads had an interesting way of fostering Black Pride for the August 2016 ads. P(1)0000472 introduced me to the phrase “masters over our melanin”:

I never thought black was weird, but p(1)0000643 thinks some people do:

I’m not exactly sure what p(1)0000630 was referring to but, in case no one knew it, it’s not necessary for black people to get naked to succeed:

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

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