Lost homes. Lost jobs. Lost hope. The housing crisis hit Nevada hardest, but during the crisis Catherine Cortez Masto gave a sweetheart contract worth millions to a D.C. law firm, but then donated thousands to her political campaigns. The New York Times called this kind of practice cozy. The Wall Street Journal said these contracts are one of the dirtier aspects of politics. Catherine Cortez Masto. Another special interest politician. Freedom Partners Action Fund is responsible for the content of this advertising.
The Political TV Ad Archive collected political ads in the 2016 election. In addition to tracking airings across key primary states, the collection includes ads that may air elsewhere or exclusively on social media.
by Katie Donnelly Over the past extremely unpredictable election year, the Internet Archive invented new methods and tools to give journalists, researchers, and the public the power to access, scrutinize, share, and thoroughly fact-check political ads, presidential debates, and TV news broadcasts. Our efforts were designed to help citizens better understand the patterns of political messages designed to persuade them […]
Guest post by Kalev Leetaru Today the Internet Archive announces a new interactive timeline visualization–the Television Explorer–that lets you trace how any keyword–think “emails”, “tax returns”, “alt-right”–has been covered on U.S. television news over the past half-decade. See the Television Explorer, a new tool for exploring TV News. Over the past year and a half, the GDELT Project and the Internet […]