The Internet Archive’s TV News Archive has launched the Trump Archive, an online collection that contains more than 700 televised speeches, interviews, debates, and other content related to President Donald Trump, Forbes reports.
The Trump Archive tracks specific statements made by the president before, during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. The collection includes more than 500 video statements fact checked by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, according to the Internet Archive. In all, the collection includes more 520 hours of video content, with the total still rising.
To build the Trump Archive, the Internet Archive largely used manual curation techniques. However, the service has developed an audio fingerprinting system it calls the Duplitron, which was originally designed to identify instances of political ads. The Duplitron’s capabilities have been expanded to track other televised content related to political figures.
The Internet Archive said it plans to expand the Trump Archive by building on the Duplitron’s capabilities.
The Trump Archive is a free of charge and available to journalists, scholars, teachers, librarians, civic organizations and other citizens.
The Internet Archive plans to widen its coverage to other political figures.
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