Lots of links on this subject. New York Times collected examples of misinformation over 4,000 were sent from social media. Other sources of fact checking and overviews of political accuracy include: Politfact has been checking claims made about the election by the President and other commentators Washington Post fact-checker Media Matters for America News coverage […]
As a move to greater transparency Facebook has launched this searchable database about political adverts appearing on Facebook and who is funding them. It covers US election spending. There are also statistical snapshots taken every week. Google transparency report also has a political ads section and Twitter has a list of political campaign advertisers.
https://about.twitter.com/en_us/values/elections-integrity.html#data As part of it openness and transparency policy, Twitter have released information and datasets indicating that thousands of sources from Russia were used during the USA election campaign to manipulate news sources. TechCrunch discusses and gives links to the datasets.
Recently launched, an official website which provides free access to non-confidential briefing papers and reports supplied to members of the US Congress. They are working to add back files. See the FAQS for details of inclusions and material that will be added. These are excellent for gaining an understanding of the US legislative process, they […]
The Library of Congress has just released a mass of themed web archive collections. In terms of the USA there are over 5,000 websites covered for state, regional and presidential elections from 2000 onwards. It is possible to browse or search the database. The web archive also has a number of other political themed collections […]
Latest free collection from the library of Congress which includes private papers, letters and manuscripts from the president who served from 1913-1921. The collection includes Draft of Covenant for League of Nations, Peace Conference Correspondence Ending World War I. There are some fascinating maps on proposed borders following World War 1. The site also includes […]
The Library of Congress have now made available online the papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin. Readers can find such gems as copies of the petition the First Continental Congress sent to King George III in in 1774 protesting about the governance of the region by England, a fascinating drawing of bifocal glasses, […]
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) have now completed the digitization of every issue of the Federal Register from 1936 onwards. The Federal Register is the official journal of the US Federal Government. It contains Presidential Documents (executive orders and proclamations), Rules and Regulations (including […]
The United States Census Bureau Data Repository is hosted by ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research). It was created as a result of recommendations arising from the 2017 Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking and will preserve survey instruments, specifications, data dictionaries, codebooks, and other materials provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. […]
To celebrate the arrival LGBT History Month view this collection on which features primary source documents and teaching materials relating to the impact of the 1969 Stonewall violence on the Gay liberation movement in the USA. It includes photographs interviews and materials on changing attitudes towards the gay community.