Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–7/26/2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin superimposed into a Russian Flag. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

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-q4/2016-10 folder.

There were also anti-Clinton ads that were rather unusual. P(1)0005776 appears to be the only ad for the Clinton FRAUDnation group. The image is one of the wilder ones for October 2016:

P(1)0001383 came from the Williams and Kalvin group. The ad, aimed towards African Americans, spoke of Danney Williams who claims to be Bill Clinton’s illegitimate black son (he denies the accuracy of a paternity test run by The Sun):

The wildest was p(1)0005780 which pushed a Russian-programmed video game entitled Hilltendo:

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

About the opinions in this article…

Any opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of this website or of the other authors/contributors who write for it.