Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/6/2021

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.

Three Black celebrities were featured in the January 2017 ads. P(1)0005701 paid tribute to Angela Davis:

P(1)0005831 featured Austrian actor Boris Kodjoe:

P(1)0005758 featured the perennial favorite, Colin Kaepernick:

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

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