Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–10/4/2020

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.

Kapernick wasn’t the only famous figure the Russian ads had opinions on. They didn’t like the comments rapper Lil Wayne made while agitated. P(1)0004937:

So who did they like? According to P(1)0000334, Tupac Shakur:

Another hero of civil rights? P(1)0002907 is about Fidel Castro:

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

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