Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/16/2020

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-q4/2016-10 folder.

What would a month of ads be without some Williams and Kalvin? P(1)0001371 not only tried to sell racial division, but also ice cream!

P(1)0001369 introduced me to a new term: “White Migrators”

P(1)0001545 posted a reminder that Black girls are beautiful…not a sentiment I would have thought this audience needed to be reminded:

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

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