Datasets and code for the WWW 2021 paper: Understanding the Complexity of Detecting Political Ads

Code for our classifiers


AdAnalyst data


Data labeled on Prolific

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Groups of advertisers categories

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Service to explore disagreement in political ads labeling

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  2. You will respect the privacy of end users and organizations that may be identified in the data. You will not attempt to reverse engineer, decrypt, de-anonymize, derive or otherwise re-identify anonymized information.

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author = {Vera, Sosnovik and Oana, Goga},
title = {Understanding the Complexity of Detecting Political Ads},
year = {2021},
doi = {10.1145/3442381.3450049},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021 (WWW '21), April 19--23, 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia},
location = {Ljubljana, Slovenia},
series = {WWW ’21}