Key Concepts

Our automated political watchdog is comprised of a few key concepts:

  • Lists: A set of entities (candidates, donors, terms, etc.) that can be defined manually using a set of IDs or dynamically using a set of rules.

  • Recipes: A bulk action that looks for relationships between two or more lists. The output of each analytical recipe is also a list.

Lists are the building blocks for recipes. Recipes are the building blocks that will help you automate your investigative workflows.