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Google makes its database of political ads public

ANI  |  California [United States] 

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve its around the role that plays in US elections, has made its database of political ads for US candidates public.

The has prepared a resource, Ad Library, for the public which is an archive of all the US political ads that have appeared on and its partner properties.

On the Ad Library, you can find ads about federal candidates or current elected federal officeholders, and also see who has paid for those ads. says the library will be updated once a week.

Some of the include looking up for ads by the advertiser, candidate name, amount spent on the ads, dates the ads ran, number of impressions, or the ad type. Ads are also segregated based on the highest amount spent, most impressions, and recently launched.

The measure follows after the mega scandal was reported earlier this year where and was considered one of the reasons influencing public opinion prior to the

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First Published: Thu, August 16 2018. 13:00 IST