Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–4/18/2021

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.

Here are the running totals for February 2017:

  • Blacktivist–27
  • Fit Black–25
  • Brown United Front–21
  • Woke Blacks–17
  • Defend the 2nd–14
  • Black Matters–13
  • Native Pride United–12
  • Veterans Come First–12
  • Nothing Left/Red Pill–10
  • Williams & Kalvin–9
  • South United–8
  • Protect Black Gun Owners–7
  • Black for Black–6
  • Pan Afroots MOVE–5
  • Black Excellence–5
  • Born Liberal–3
  • Army of Jesus–2
  • Black Baptist Church–1

It will be interesting to see if March 2017 continues the trend of expanding the number of groups involved. We shall see. Until then, take care, and be well.

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