Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–12/5/2020

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 right wing was not forgotten in the December 2016 ads. They targeted patriotism (albeit angry patriotism) in p(1)0005274:

P(1)0005451 targeted love of Jesus:

And to complete the trifecta of stereotypes, there is the love of guns in p(1)0005597:

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

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