Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–3/27/2021

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 February 2017 ads had a few things to say about education for people of color in the United States. P(1)0000330 celebrated Black engineering graduates:

P(1)0001149 focused on a all-male Chicago charter school, saying the news would never cover its college acceptance rate (it has):

P(1)0000990 even addresses fears of educated Latinos:

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

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