Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–1/3/2021

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 2016-q4/2016-12 folder.

Here are the totals for December 2016:

  • Blacktivist–33
  • Williams & Kalvin–30
  • Black 4 Black–24
  • Protest Black Gun Owners–18
  • Woke Blacks–17
  • Black Matters–15
  • Pan Afroots MOVE–7
  • Hell and Back–6
  • Black Liberation Church–5
  • Nefertiti’s Community–5
  • Black Excellence–4
  • Brown Power–4
  • Defend the 2nd–2
  • Watch the Police–1
  • Army of Jesus–1
  • Angry Eagle–1
  • An ad to purchase merchandise that didn’t include a link to a specific group–1

Next week starts us off with a new year of ads from 2017. I haven’t looked ahead at them yet, but it should be interesting to see what comes next.

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

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