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did you know it's
legal to lie
in national political ads?

Lying to consumers can get you prosecuted. Lying to voters can get you elected.

Seriously. Every dishonest backstory and backstab in a political ad is protected by freedom of speech.

Deceptive ads can win elections. So they don't just change minds. They change history.

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Read: Why your heart wins and "What's a Picture Worth? ..."

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No One Is Checking The Facts?
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Candidates were 55% less likely to produce deceptive ads when they knew fact-checkers were watching. How many more political ads would be honest if we all were watching?
*Research Paper: New American Foundation,“The Effects of Fact-Checking Threat,” Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler, October 2013.

Ad Gallery

Get your popcorn ready! The attack ads continue ...

Does your heart rule your head? Watch the 2016 presidential ads and decide.

Keep going to see the most notorious political ads of all time.

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2016, TRUMP: "TWO AMERICAS: IMMIGRATION"

ATTACK: This first Trump ad of the general election focuses on immigration

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2016, CLINTON: "WHAT IS DONALD TRUMP HIDING IN HIS TAX RETURNS?"

ATTACK: Republicans, including Trump, say not releasing tax returns means you’re hiding

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2016, TRUMP: "IS ROBOT HILLARY MELTING DOWN?"

ATTACK: Trump uses Hillary’s words against her.

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2016, CLINTON: "DONALD TRUMP'S FOREIGN POLICY"

ATTACK: Trump’s dismal knowledge of foreign policy will put the world at

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2016, NRA FOR TRUMP: "HYPOCRITE HILLARY LEAVES YOU DEFENSELESS"

ATTACK: While Hillary is protected she leaves you defenseless.

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2106, CLINTON SUPER PAC: "DANGER"

ATTACK: Priorities USA PAC showcases quotes from respected Republican and Bush appointees who say

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2016, TRUMP: "THE ONLY PRESIDENT WHO CAN FIX AMERICA"

ATTACK: The name of this ad says it all — Donald Trump

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2016, CLINTON: "UNFIT"

ATTACK:  Republicans agree that Trump is unfit to have the nuclear codes.

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