Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–12/6/2020

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 group, Hell and Back, had ads targeted to those who spent time in prison. P(1)0005981 gives an introduction to the group:

P(1)0005887 tells the story of a man who went from spending time in prison to becoming a lawyer:

P(1)0005895 tells one man’s story of the road from prison to becoming a five star chef:

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

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