Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–11/29/2020

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.

Capitalism is evil! In fact, p(1)0005705 compares capitalism with slavery:

In fact, p(1)0002923 wants you to buy their stuff, possibly to show how evil capitalism is (although the feds blocked the actual ad, so it might not be the same group):

Looking for something to buy? How about this calendar showcasing Black beauty from p(1)0000806 (although, considering the images were redacted, I assume the pictures were swiped off the internet without consent):

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

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