Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–8/2/2020

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.

Once again, the Russian ads aimed to chip away at our faith in American institutions. P(1)0000370 attacked the media by saying they won’t publish positive African American images:

P(1)0002885 attacked American schools, saying there was more to learn from Facebook than in the classroom:

P(1)0004799 reprinted a previous ad that negated a debunking of their earlier claim, illustrating that you can’t trust the fact checkers, only them:

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

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