Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–5/9/2020

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.

Williams & Kalvin came back during August 2016 to remind African Americans to hate the police. P(1)0001523 talks about a police officer who shot a mentally ill man in 2014:

P(1)0001377 attacked Wisconsin’s Sheriff Clarke, claiming he was more loyal to white people than black:

P(1)0006236 didn’t attack any specific policeman, but the force as a dumb and racist entity:

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

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