Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/28/2021

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-q1/2017-02 folder.

If the ads were to be believed, the Russians were quite concerned about our parenting. P(1)0000272 promised we would laugh at the father/daughter talk on the video. Unfortunately it was completely redacted so I can’t begin to guess what was so funny:

Again, redacted, but p(1)0000328 held promise of proof that dads are best friends:

P(1)0001227 gave some statistics about parents in prison:

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

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