Data Sources

Code for Democracy's products share the same backend data source. Multiple data sources are ingested, cleaned, processed, and combined in order to build this underlying dataset. This page documents the data sources, update frequencies, and processing methodology used to create Code for Democracy's data.


News articles are indexed twice each day from the news sources rated by Allsides and Media Bias/Fact Check.

Social Media

We continuously index all tweets from a core group of Twitter users that are relevant political candidates, commentators, activists, fact checkers, or journalists.

We also index all data related to "Issues, Elections or Politics" from the Facebook Ads Library on a continual basis.

Campaign Finance

Data from the FEC's bulk data download is indexed daily, along with financial reports from the FEC API.