28 July 2017

On the heels of its own success, Spain’s Politibot is opening up a chatbot builder for other outlets

Chatbots need vacations, too.

First launched last June during Spain’s general election as a Telegram bot experiment, Politibottried to offer Spanish audiences a more whimsical and comfortable way to keep up with a tense political cycle and dissect facts and figures politicians and their parties spouted. (Quartz’s news app and Purple’s messaging app were among the inspirations.) Promoted only through its founders’ networks, the spunky Telegram bot built up a reliably loyal following of 8,400 users.

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