Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/3/2020

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.

I hadn’t realized how much the Russians loved Colin Kapernick–or at least thought the Americans loved him. P(1)0001041 celebrates a camp that the ad said he supports. Kapernick doesn’t just support the camp but founded it:

P(1)0006214 encourages you to “Stay woke–just like Kapernick”:

What was one of the great things Kapernick did? He didn’t vote, as celebrated in p(1)0005350:

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

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