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2008 homepage of barackobama.com

Obama for America2008-03-06

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The internet revolutionized presidential politics and news coverage. In 2008, candidates announced their intention to run via online videos, used the internet to raise money and rally support, and got their messages to the public without the filter of traditional media. The internet reaches more voters but makes it harder for candidates to escape scrutiny. Campaign news, good or bad, goes viral in minutes, but sometimes speed trumps accuracy. Eight years later, new technologies, apps and online news outlets are shaping the 2016 election.

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  • Title: 2008 homepage of barackobama.com
  • Creator: Obama for America
  • Date Created: 2008-03-06

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