Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/30/2020

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 Stop All Invaders group continued on during August 2016, but not necessarily on the topic of immigration. Some of the posts like p(1)0000406 restated its claim about crimes committed by illegal immigrants:

P(1)0000420 bypassed the immigration topics they usually posted about, and went for veterans’ issues instead:

While on the topic of Clinton, p(1)0003191 claimed that she was going to rig the election to “steal” it from Trump:

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

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