FactCheck chooses statements from Sri Lankan media, especially print media, that are attributed to high level decision makers in public office.
A statement may be chosen for fact checking if it satisfies two criteria:
1: The statement has quantitative and/or qualitative factual basis.
2: The statement is of public relevance and importance.
Of the selected fact-based statements, FactCheck prioritises statements that are likely to add value to public debate and understanding. In choosing statements to fact check, the team is guided, amongst other things, by the 1) the subject area/theme of the statement, 2) the current nature and direction of public discourse on the subject, and 3) the potential value that the fact check will add to the discussion.
Unfortunately, as the team is constrained by time and resources, it cannot fact check all statements that meet the above criteria.