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Looking for more information about political advertisements? Here are some additional resources to consider:

Factcheck.orgThe Annenberg Public Policy Center offers a fact check website relating to political speech and more. This project monitors the factual accuracy of political parties and groups in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news.
Federal Election CommissionRequirements for advertising and disclaimers in political advertisements.
Google: Ad TransparencyGoogle offers information about political ads shown through Google since May 31, 2018. Search by candidate name, number of times the ad was shown, or money spent.
Living Room CandidateMuseum of the Moving Image‘s digital archive of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to 2020.
Online Political Ad SpendingComprehensive overview of campaign contributions and lobbying data, including searchable database covering fundraising, sponsors, and analysis of officials, campaigns, and major contributors.
PolitifactThe Poynter Institute offers a fact check website where you can see the latest political campaign and advocacy ads and how they fared on the truth-o-meter.

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