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On air. online. on social.
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 or tweet is protected by freedom of speech.

Tech companies...politicians...the courts...regulations. They won't save you. They add to the problem.

It's up to you!

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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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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.

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Get your popcorn ready. Some of the most emotional 2016 Presidential ads are here to view.

Be sure to watch the final 2-minute closers. Seen earlier, you might have predicted a different winner?

Keep going for more 2016 ads and, finally, 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

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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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