illegal
legal
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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We're not out to change laws. We're out to demand the truth.

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how fear, anger, hope, and pride impact your vote

SIX TECHNIQUES USED IN POLITICAL ADS TO PERSUADE YOU

True or False

Elections have consequences.

Learn what really happens during national political campaigns.

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It’s Legal To Lie In National Political Advertising?
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A Candidate Saying “I Approve This Message” Means It’s True?
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No One Is Checking The Facts?
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People Vote Based on Emotion More Than on Issues.
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$10 Billion Will Be Spent On Political Ads in 2016?
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We Vote on Tuesday for Rational Reasons.
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Negative Ads Are The Same As Deceptive Ads?
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Facts CHANGE Minds?
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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. We'll keep the Presidential campaign ads up for awhile ...

After watching those, keep going to see the most notorious political ads of all time.

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2016, CLINTON: "Tomorrow"

A direct two-minute message to voters: the choice in the election, Clinton

equality

2016, CLINTON: "Roar"

Katy Perry’s “Roar” scores Hillary’s closing campaign ad, featuring everyday Americans with

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2016, TRUMP: “Donald Trump’s Argument for America"

ATTACK: Trump’s closing argument: that Hillary will maintain the corrupt status quo,

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2016, CLINTON: “DAISY"

ATTACK: The original “Daisy Girl” is now all grown up, and she

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2016, CLINTON: “EXAMPLE”

ATTACK: Hillary’s closing argument for the campaign contrasts the example she would

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2016, TRUMP: “DO YOU REALLY NEED TO ASK?”

ATTACK: Hillary isn’t leading in the polls because she’s arrogant — calling

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2016, CLINTON: “GENERAL ALLEN”

ATTACK: General John R. Allen criticizes Trump’s claims about ISIS and vouches

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2016, TRUMP: “DANGEROUS”

ATTACK: Hillary failed as Secretary of State; “doesn’t have the fortitude, strength,

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