Everyone knows Kelly Ayotte voted against more background checks for gun sales. But now she's trying again to hide her vote from Granite Staters. Kelly's voted for background checks. Three years ago the gun lobby helped hide her vote, making the same claim in their ad. Kelly Ayotte voted for a bipartisan plan to make background checks more effective. And here's how that particular sleight of hand works. It is a standard Washington trick. After Kelly Ayotte stood on the Senate floor as part of a minority that was able to block the will of the majority of the Senate to legislate expanded background checks, she stood on the Senate floor and voted for a fake background check bill so that later she could claim. It's a bill that I did support. If she needed to. Kelly's voted for background checks. That she voted for some kind of background checks. Kelly Ayotte was trying to mislead Granite Staters in 2013 and she's trying to mislead them now. Tell Kelly Ayotte to come clean about her real record. The same one the gun lobby supports.
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 […]