Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–3/13/2021

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.

The Defend the 2nd group had some wild imagery during February 2017. The image on P(1)0005577 was interesting, but the caption “better don’t do that” tainted the visuals:

P(1)0005563 features the work of Columbian artist Federico Uribe:

I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in p(1)0005599:

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

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