Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/28/2020

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 ads wanted to make sure we knew kids need adults–specifically parents. In case you didn’t know it, p(1)0000280 told us adults are important to kids:

P(1)0001155 speaks of a supernatural connection between children and their black “mum” (I also wonder if people noticed the European spelling of “mom” and grew suspicious of the ads):

In case you were unaware, fatherhood is a natural thing. as stated to a prison-interested audience in p(1)0001219:

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

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