During the first year of Colombiacheck, we focused only in fact-checking statements related to the peace process that Colombia was conducting with the guerrilla Farc. In that period, our commitment was to check claims from all the stakeholders of that situation. Once negotiations finished, we moved our attention to 2018 presidential and congressional elections. We have published the bulk of our content after that period and we have widen our scope and dedicated more time and resources to check viral messages on social networks, media and other web pages, about a larger number of subjects, all relating to the public sphere in Colombia.
Still, we emphasize political discourse and give special attention to that related with the implementation of peace agreements. Currently, our main focus is to check statements from (or critical of) all political parties facing regional and local elections to be held in October this year.
Like our declaration of principles states (https://colombiacheck.com/metodologia), we do not select the claims to check with any ideological preference.
Also, when developing the fact-checking process, we turn to a variety of sources that guarantee a plurality of points of view, and we make sure to analyze all the collected data before finally rating the statement.
Below are ten examples.
During the peace process:
3. Opposition: https://colombiacheck.com/chequeos/nadando-en-coca.html
4. Four fact-checks to Congress candidates from different parties, ranging form right-wing to a former guerrilla member:
5. Right-wing candidate for president: https://colombiacheck.com/chequeos/ivan-duque-basa-propuesta-de-campana-en-informacion-falsa.html
6. Left-wing candidate for president:
7. New Government: https://colombiacheck.com/index.php/chequeos/duque-exagera-el-numero-de-cosechas-de-coca-que-se-producen-anualmente-en-colombia
8. Opposition: http://colombiacheck.com/chequeos/aida-avella-escribio-un-trino-inexacto-sobre-la-ley-de-financiamiento