Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–9/19/2020

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-q4/2016-11 folder.

There wasn’t much time to post ads before election day but they snuck a few in during the first few days. P(1)0003004 was the one Jill Stein ad:

P(1)0001638 encouraged Black Americans to boycott the election:

P(1)0001415 had a few…choice words to say about Hillary Clinton:

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

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