Factchecking Chile

Published: 27 November 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/6s7ndw3fvn.1
Alexis Cruz


The dataset compiles the factchecking articles publised by Mala Espina and Fast Check in Chile. The articles collected correspond to a period of all publications between March 2020 and December 2022 referring to the topic COVID-19 VACCINATION.


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Based on the fact of comparing a same phenomenon coming from different bodies of texts, we examined articles that belonged to two Chilean fact-checking websites: (a) FastCheck.cl, and (b) MalaEspinaCheck.cl, both regarding on COVID-19 vaccines. The selection criteria applied was based on topics related to the following keywords: vaccines, vaccination, or vaccination process. Procedures A total of 226 fact-checking articles were initially obtained. From them, only those that fact-checks classified as containing inaccurate, false, or decontextualized information were selected. Therefore, the final sample was composed of a total of 140 texts. Articles not fact-checked were not considered into this research, as they do not align with the research questions of this study.


Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile