Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–2/7/2021

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.

Here are the totals for January 2017:

  • Memeopolis–9
  • Native American United–9
  • Woke Blacks–8
  • Blacktivist–4
  • Black 4 Black–4
  • Army of Jesus–3
  • Panther Melanie/Melanie Panther–3
  • Black Matters–3
  • Defend the 2nd–2
  • Brown Power–1
  • South United–1
  • Nefertiti’s Community–1
  • Black Baptist Church–1

It was a strange month, with some changes to the spread of ads, some new groups, and some “favorites” like Williams and Kalvin gone completely. Next week we’ll see if the trend continues, or if this was a one-time thing.

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

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