Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–12/12/2020

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 had some great things to say about African American women. P(1)0001712 simply stated “Black girls rock!” Whether literally or figuratively I don’t know, as the image was redacted:

P(1)0000284 was a little more specific:

What is the most important feature of a Black woman? According to p(1)0001147, she keeps her man going:

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

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