Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/3/2020

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.

Trumpsters United came to life in August 2016. In particular it was to advertise a 9-11 memorial. P(1)0003143 is partially redacted but reminds us to remember the fallen:

P(1)0006507 was a bit shorter yet still redacted (albeit with a few more clickthroughs):

P(1)0006282 had one small bit of redaction, despite appearing to be the same ad (but with zero click throughs):

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

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