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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Two tools that will help you to make real-time fact-checking

July 10, 2017

Fact-checking against fake news

 Full Fact, the UK's independent, non-partisan fact-checking organisation, has secured $500,000 in funding for two new automated tools to transform fact-checking and the international battle against fake news.

 

The tools, called LIVE and TRENDS are based on one powerful and modular fact-checking engine were key fact-checkers from around the world will be able to plug in custom components that make their work more effective.

 

By monitoring TV subtitles or other real time sources, LIVE flags when anyone repeats a claim that has already been checked and takes you straight to the most recent fact-check. LIVE will also spot claims that haven’t been fact-checked before - but reliable data does exist for - and creates a snap fact-check on the spot using that data.

 

TRENDS records every repetition of a claim we know is wrong and where it comes from so we can keep track of who, or what, is persistently pushing misleading claims out into the world.

LIVE AND TRENDS will be going into newsrooms and fact-checking offices in a closed beta by the end of this year.

 

LIVE and TRENDS are planned to be more available for the public in general in 2018.

 

The next step is to develop a global infrastructure for automated fact-checking, challenge that was tackled and analyzed during the Global Fact conference in Madrid.

 

 

Full Fact, Africa Check, and Argentina's Chequeado have agreed to share open standards to make sure these tools can have a global impact and encourage other fact-checkers and researchers to get involved.

Datasketch

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