Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–1/23/2021

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 2017-q1/2017-01 folder.

Some of the January 2017 ads targeted Native Americans. P(1)0005915 urged members of the Oglala Lakota tribe to reject the name “Sioux”:

P(1)0005917explains that propaganda is one of the most powerful tools in the fight for Native American rights:

P(1)0005919 simply showed a Lakota painted shield:

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

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