Politibot is a Telegram Messenger-based bot that shares news about the Spanish elections

An idea born out of an ISOJ panel, Politibot is a bot based on Telegram Messenger that “provides useful information to political junkies” during the Spanish elections, with the goal of living on after elections come to an end on June 26. Eduardo Suarez explains the team chose to go with Telegram to build its bot because WhatsApp, though popular in Spain, doesn’t allow users to build bots yet, while Purple is SMS-based and most people in Spain have to pay for each SMS sent and received from their phones.