Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/15/2020

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-q4/2016-12 folder.

This being December, they had a few things to say about Christmas. P(1)0001652 discussed the racism behind Christmas, from a white Santa to how snow versus coal is inherently racist:

P(1)0004454 goes so far as to say Black Americans should boycott Christmas:

If you are going to celebrate and are considering presents, p(1)0006348 recommends weaponry:

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

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