Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–7/11/2020

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.

Not all of September 2016’s ads were from Black Matters. Here’s a few from the other groups. P(1)0002295 doesn’t have much to say but FLAG AND NEWS and UNITED WE STAND!

P(1)0002630 claims the Secured Borders is the ONLY salvation of US land:

P(1)0002684 illustrates how poor the Russian trolls were with math, geometry, and a number of other things. I don’t know if they realized how little of the state is covered if the ad is supposed to go within a 50 mile radius of Houston:

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

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