Services

Data-capture

We help you to get and organize information from public data or different websites with scrapping.

Data-cleaning

We structure databases with information from multiple databases in multiple formats. Organization of information and standardization of variables.

Visualization apps

We create public data visualization applications so that your users can know and explore databases. We use the latest technologies in data visualization to communicate information.

Algorithms

We implement artificial intelligence algorithms to facilitate your work with data, from predictive algorithms to pattern recognition.

Web specials

We develop interactive web specials based on data. The specials have different visual components to guide your readers. See examples of our specials.

About us

Datasketch is a digital platform of investigative and data journalism. Our portal allows journalists, data scientists, social scientists and citizens in general to learn and consult on data visualizations, tools, software and in-depth research on various short-term issues. We have free data tools and different projects to bridge the gap between data and citizenship that facilitates the democratization of knowledge and a critical review of social realities based on information contrasts.

Our team

Juan Pablo Marín

Electronic engineer with a master's degree in computational statistics. Expert in data science with applications in multiple areas such as economics, hydrology and journalism.

Camila Achuri

Statistics and expert in R programming language. She has developed various applications of data visualization in mobility and open data subjects.

Juliana Galvis

Politologist and candidate for a Master in Digital Humanities. She is currently leading the development of the Who Is database, as well as supporting journalistic research and the creation of databases.

David Daza

Bachelor of Electronics. Expert in development of applications and websites with emphasis on data journalism and content management of multiple databases.

Verónica Toro

Anthropologist and researcher. Responsible for the management and organization of the data-community in Colombia and Latin America and provide support in journalistic investigations and the creation of databases.

Andrea Cervera

Journalist responsible for writing articles, provide investigative support and community manager.

Ana Hernández

Mathematician and expert in R programming language. She has collaborated for various projects such as Infraestructura Visible and in the development of visualization tools.

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Google News includes a fact-checking widget in it new version

July 11, 2017

New Google widget that confirms information

Google News has launched a redesign for  the desktop version which highlights, for the first time, a fact-checking section.

 

This new verification widget appears on the right side of your main page in order for you to make an emphasis on stories from news sites that do constant fact-checking such as PolitiFact and Snopes.

 

It is important to point out that it is not Google who is doing the verifications, but that it highlights the non-partisan sites that do it, which limits the scope of what can be verified.

 

This new addition is only available in the United States, but says it will soon be extended to other countries.

 

The change adds up to other initiatives Google has taken to tackle false news. Last year, they introduced a fact-checking tag for stories, and in April they began to show fact-checking sites in their search results.

 

Also, this year launched "Project Owl", a series of initiatives to promote more precise content through its services.

 

The new interface also features a cleaner, more organized layout that allows the user to better understand the content they are analyzing, as well as more extensive information customization options.  It also allows you to prioritize or eliminate results from certain media.

 

At the moment, the redesign is enabled on the desktop platform and the mobile version is expected to be ready in a short time.

 

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