Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–4/10/2021

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 Native Americans United group featured a lot of art during February 2017. P(1)0001221 used a painting by artist Karen Noles (who was most likely unaware she was being used by Russian trolls):

I was unable to locate the artist for p(1)0005907:

I was also unable to locate the artist on p(1)0005909:

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

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