Tag Archives: fact checking

History is happening, and we’re not just watching

Which recent hurricane got the least amount of attention from TV news broadcasters? Irma Maria Harvey Thomas Jefferson said, “Government that governs least governs best.” True False Mitch McConnell shows up most on which cable TV news channel? CNN Fox … Continue reading

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TV News Record: Charlottesville edition

A weekly round up on what’s happening and what we’re seeing at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman. Additional research by Robin Chin. It was an extraordinary week on TV news. Cable news hosts and guests are known … Continue reading

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McConnell, Schumer, Ryan, Pelosi fact-checked clips featured in new TV News Archive collections

Today the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive unveils growing TV news collections focused on congressional leadership and top Trump administration officials, expanding our experimental Trump Archive to other newsworthy government officials. Together, all of the collections include links to more … Continue reading

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TV News Record: McCain returns to vote, Spicer departs

A weekly round up on what’s happening and what we’re seeing at the TV News Archive by Katie Dahl and Nancy Watzman. Additional research by Robin Chin. Last week, Sean Spicer left his White House post and Anthony Scaramucci, the new communications … Continue reading

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Knight Prototype Fund winners use TV News Archive to fight misinformation

We are delighted to report that two of  20 winners recently announced Knight Prototype Fund’s $1 million challenge to combat misinformation will directly draw on the TV News Archive. One of these is the Bad Idea Factory’s “Glorious ContextuBot.” Let’s say you come across a … Continue reading

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TV news fact-checked: Comey, Schumer, McMaster, Mueller

It was a yet another extraordinary week in U.S. politics, with a series of explosive news reports centering on President Donald Trump. The TV News Archive is saving history as it happens, as well as linking relevant fact-checks by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, … Continue reading

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TV news highlights: overtime pay, Middle East, murder rate and more

by Katie Dahl President Donald Trump addressed Congress for the first time this week and the Democratic National Committee elected a new chair, Thomas Perez. Here are five claims our fact-checking partners examined this week, paired with corresponding clips from the Trump Archive … Continue reading

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How to Use the Trump Archive to find TV news appearances, fact checks, and share clips

by Katie Dahl The experimental Trump Archive, which we launched in January, is a collection of President Donald Trump’s appearances on TV news shows, including interviews, speeches, and press conferences dating back to 2009. Now largely hand-curated, the Trump Archive is a prototype … Continue reading

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How the Internet Archive is hacking the election

There are thirteen days until Election Day — not that we’re counting. In this most bizarre, unruly, terrifying, fascinating election year, the Internet Archive has been in the thick of it. We’re using technology to give journalists, researchers and the public … Continue reading

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