August 22, 2012 •
Two New Apps Can Identify Political Ads
You now have two new tools for identifying who is behind a political ad that you see on TV. The Sunlight Foundation has released Ad Hawk and Glassy Media has offered Super PAC App. Both tools can listen to an ad and tell you what group is responsible for it, and Super PAC App can even point you to Politifact and FactCheck to weigh the facts surrounding the claims of the ad.
The apps are available for iPhone and Android devices.
For full news coverage, be sure to read:
“New apps can instantly identify political ads” by Brendan Sasso in The Hill.
“’Super PAC App’ knows when political ads stretch the truth” by John D. Sutter in CNN.com.
“Who’s Behind That Political Ad? This App Tells You” by Alex Fitzpatrick in Mashable.
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