Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–3/20/2021

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 South United group made some interesting efforts to rile up it’s fans during February 2017. P(1)0001015 was pretty straightforward about Saving Southern Heritage:

P(1)0001029 was even more straightforward, but got significantly less in the way of views and clicks:

P(1)0001027 added “The South will rise again!” and got a whopping one view:

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

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