We started Politibot in May 2016, after seeing how Purple and Quartz were covering day to day issues with bots. We launched in June, just in time to cover the Spanish General Election.
The idea was simple: a Telegram bot which guides the user through the political news of the day. The user is able to react to each statement in a structured conversation, and it can also access a selection of articles curated by us.
Aside from creating bots, we believe that visual storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to attract readers, and we dedicate some of our resources to create engaging graphics and maps.
Being the main designer, I’m in charge of building the website and designing every template for our stories.