Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–6/27/2020

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-q3/2016-09 folder.

Today and tomorrow I’ll feature more September 2016 ads that saw four postings each that month. From p(1)0001302, p(1)0004636, p(1)0004638, p(1)0004640, and p(1)0004642 which refers to this incident in which four North Dakota students posted a selfie in black facial masks with the caption “Black Lives Matter:

The ads from p(1)0004438, p(1)0004440, p(1)0004442 and p(1)0004444 have one glaring mistake in reporting on the false accusation claims against former officer Sherry Hall. She had been with the police for three months, not alive for three months:

The case of Tawon Boyd who had an altercation with police while high on bath salts is discussed in ads p(1)00000790, p(1)0004456, p(1)0004458, and p(1)0004460:

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

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