For the past seven years, Barack Obama has done everything in his power to fundamentally transform America. And John Boehner gave him the money to do it. I wasn't afraid to fight the Boehner-Obama machine. I stood on principle while others sat on the sidelines. The politicians tried to knock me down. But with God's help and yours, I got back up. Our country's been down, but we will get back up. We're gonna pay down our debt. We're gonna replace Obamacare with free-market solutions. We'll empower people to get off food stamps and welfare. We'll secure our borders and defeat radical Islam. Why? Because we're Americans. We never give up and we will never surrender our constitutional rights. Not to ISIS. Not to politicians. Not to anybody. I'm JD Winteregg. I love this country and I approved this message.
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 […]