Political ads broadcast 175,515 times over 23 markets
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.
A year-end message from the TV News Archive
December 20, 2016
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 […]
This ad from a super PAC backing Clinton features a a 17-year-old disabled cancer survivor, who says he wouldn't want a president who would make fun of him. The ad features a clip of Trump from a rally where he flailed his arms and said, "Ahh, I don’t know what I said! Ah, I don’t remember!" "True," reports PolitiFact. "The ad’s charge is accurate. Trum… READ MORE
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