Propaganda Watch: Russian Social Media Ads–4/3/2021

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.

During February 2017 the Protect Black Gun Owners posted under another group name: Black Guns Matter. P(1)0001215 points out that you’re even safer when, not only are you armed, but your lady is as well:

P(1)0001217 includes an image, but only the faces have been redacted:

P(1)0001429 says that the post was “his wife” but then admits to being reposted from somewhere. This is another case where I wish the redaction wasn’t there because I’m curious who they reposted:

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

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