Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–12/20/2020

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.

These ads have quite a few things to say about races other than African Americans. Like mentioned in previous Propaganda Watches, the Williams and Kalvin duo have dubbed gentrifiers as “White Migrators” in p(1)0001467:

When shopping for the holiday season, p(1)0005825 reminds you to shop Black instead of white, Jewish or Asian American. Mind you, the ad was posted two days after Christmas….

Who is an acceptable race? P(1)0005157 courted the “Chicano” population:

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

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