Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–9/6/2020

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.

Here are the totals for October 2016:

  • Black Matters–83
  • Blacktivist–40
  • United Muslims of America–15
  • Time to Secede–14
  • Defend the Second–12
  • Back the Badge–11
  • Cops are Heroes–10
  • Williams and Kalvin–9
  • Black Baptist Church–8
  • Secured Borders–8
  • Pan Afroots–7
  • Army of Jesus–7
  • Black 4 Black–6
  • Nefertiti’s Community–5
  • Veterans Come First–3
  • Memeopolis–3
  • Woke Blacks–3
  • Stand For Freedom–3
  • Hillintendo–3
  • Watch the Police–2
  • South United–2
  • Angry Eagle–2
  • Heart of Texas–1
  • Being Patriotic–1
  • Clinton FRAUDation–1

There were a lot of different groups posting that month. I haven’t looked at the November 2016 ads yet, but it should be interesting to see what happens after the election happens. Interesting, and a little scary.

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

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