Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–9/5/2020

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 Russians backed American protests. P(1)0004568 was for one actually organized by the IRA-created group Black Matters for a Tamir Rice memorial:

P(1)0004600 was for a memorial for Jamar Clark, but I can’t find evidence of it happening, let alone the organizers:

While attending your protests, make sure you wear your Russian backed group custom T-shirt illustrated in p(1)0004933. Alas, it looks like they are no longer for sale:

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

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