Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–7/12/2020

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.

Here are the totals for ads placed during September 2016:

  • Black Matters–73
  • Being Patriotic–5
  • Blacktivist–3
  • Heart of Texas–3
  • Secured Borders–2

I have no idea what the October 2016 ads have in store. I wouldn’t have expected the results from this past month. Then again, this is the last month before the election. We shall see.

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

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