When my dad turned 65, he and my mom got by mostly on Social Security. And they both fell and broke their hips, and Medicare was a lifesaver for them. And it still is for my mom. So I see politicians who want to cut these benefits and I think they're just so out of touch. I mean, millions of people rely on Social Security and Medicare. If you're not gonna stand up for folks who work their whole lives to make sure they have a secure retirement, you just shouldn't be in office. I'm Susie Lee 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 […]