I'm Jim Spurlino and I approve this message. These professional politicians must fear me. Recently we received an anonymous envelope that threatened to ruin my reputation unless I drop out of the race for congress. Even though I'm happily married now, they threatened to reveal details for my prior divorce. They even stalk our children on social media. I won't be bullied. I'm not perfect but I'll be honest with the voters. I'm a businessman that creates jobs. I'm not a professional politician. And I'll change Congress.
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 […]