Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/31/2020

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.

Just because they were at this for over a year doesn’t mean mistakes weren’t made. The ad p(1)0004076 threw me for a loop because it did not seem to fit the Muslim Voice group (and the hit counter seemed to agree with me):

There was a reason for this–the ad was supposed to be in the American Made tea party-interest group as shown in p(1)0006302:

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

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