Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/31/2020

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.

The Russian ads had a few things to say about the 2016 election and our two party system, especially where African Americans are concerned. P(1)0005715 reminds Black Americans to not concern themselves with parties they wouldn’t be invited to:

P(1)0005691 compares the electoral system to slavery:

P(1)0005770 reposed a Free Thought Project meme to explain “Oligarchy Rigging”:

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

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