Category Archives: Announcements

DRM for the Web is a Bad Idea

The W3C has been considering a new standard: Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). I asked our crawler folks what the impact of the EME proposal could be to us, and what they came back with seems well reasoned but strongly negative … Continue reading

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Robots.txt meant for search engines don’t work well for web archives

Robots.txt files were invented 20+ years ago to help advise “robots,” mostly search engine web crawlers, which sections of a web site should be crawled and indexed for search. Many sites use their robots.txt files to improve their SEO (search … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: Hitler, Syria, NATO, and more

By Katie Dahl This week our round up of fact-checks of TV appearances by public officials includes: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s claim that Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons on his own people; how President Donald Trump’s strategy on Syrian airstrikes varies from … Continue reading

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Who Blocked the Archive in Jordan?

A new article at the Jordanian news site 7iber.com by Reem Al-Masri tells the story of how the Archive was blocked in the country of Jordan last year and came to be unblocked. Al-Masri highlights many of the problems inherent … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: stimulus package, global food demand, carbon emissions, and more

By Katie Dahl In this week’s TV News highlight reel, fact-checkers looked into claims about construction projects resulting from former President Barack Obama’s stimulus package, global food demand, carbon emissions, a state law that may seem counter to federal law … Continue reading

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Internet Archive to help First Draft News debunk fake news

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with First Draft News, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to ferreting out misinformation online. In its short existence–it was founded in June 2015–First Draft News has already spearheaded innovative projects that bring together … Continue reading

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Books Donated for MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Challenge from BookMooch Users

Thank you to the people that are starting to send books to the Internet Archive to be digitized.  The Internet Archive digitizes already, but as semifinalists for a $100million grant from the MacArthur Foundation, we are ramping up. Our proposal … Continue reading

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TV News highlights: NATO, Russian influence, coal miners, and more

By Katie Dahl This week’s highlight reel of TV News moments fact-checked by our partners at PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker feature the presidential tweet during the congressional hearing about Russian influence on the election, what Germany … Continue reading

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TV news highlights with fact checks: proposed health care reform

By Katie Dahl In this week’s roundup of fact-checked TV news from the TV News Archive, our fact checking partners–FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post‘s Fact Checker–dug into statements from congressional leaders and the Trump administration about the proposed American Health Care … 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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