"Anyone watching this commercial would have no idea Portman has supported virtually every international trade agreement negotiated by the United States," reports the Columbus Dispatch in a fact check of this ad sponsored by Republican Rob Portman's campaign for the Ohio Senate. In the ad, Portman is portrayed as being tough on China. The Dispatch notes that in 2013 Portman did sign a letter urging the International Trade Commission keep tariffs on China, but says it "exaggerates Portman’s role" in extending them.
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 […]