- Doctored or “PhotoShopped” photos are common in propaganda. This photo appeared in my social media this morning, purportedly showing a dog peeing on the face of Ted Cruz.
- This is a doctored photo from 2012. The original is here. We have seen and will see many more like this during an election cycle.
- The original photo was of Rasim Ljajic, a medical doctor and the Minister of Foreign and Domestic Trade and Telecommunications, and President of the Social Democratic Party of Serbia.
- This works as propaganda because its funny and for those who wish it to be true, it seems plausible. They quickly Like and Share the photo on social media. Oddly enough, the original photo from which this was stolen featured the President of the Social Democratic Party.
The original photo:
I was specifically looking online for conservative-produced social media propaganda posters that would be similar in approach to those used by left-wing social media posters. The conservative side does not seem to have a particularly good social media propaganda poster operation as I was unable to find any effective posters.
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Dog pees on poster photo of Ted Cruz