Today's politicians look at the gun lobby like a deer looks at an oncoming car. Frozen with fear. That's why we're not safe. In the schoolroom, the workplace, or even the movie theater. We need to keep guns away from the criminals, the mentally disturbed, the suspected terrorist who would pull the trigger. I'll tell the gun lobby that we're not afraid, as Americans, as parents, as Democrats. I'm Kathleen Matthews and I'm running for Congress, and I approve this message.
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 […]