Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/22/2020

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.

The December 2016 ads were pushing Black gun ownership. P(1)0001173 claims to be African Americans who support gun ownership:

P(1)0001409 implies guns are the keys to power and freedom:

P(1)0001710 celebrated the work of Maj Toure for the group Black Guns Matter:

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

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