I'm doing one thing that I don't know that I get much credit for. But I must say I do like it. I'm self funding. I'm putting up my own money. I don't have special interests telling me here's money Donald and by the way I hope you remember me in two years when we need something. We're going to do the right thing for the people of this country for the first time maybe in many, many decades. We're self funding the campaign. No special interests. No donors. No lobbyists telling me they need help with lumber. They need help with electric. They need help with pharmaceuticals. We're going to do the right thing. It's costing me a tremendous amount of money. Spending a lot of time. But it's costing a lot of money. It's something I don't know that I'm given proper credit for. But you know what? I feel better about it because nobody has me. I'm working for you. I'm not working for anybody else. Good luck.
The Political TV Ad Archive collected and, using innovative open source technology, tracked airings of political ads in key markets the 2016 election cycle.
The collection also linked ads to fact-checks by national fact-checking organizations. 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 […]