We ensure that we fact-check submissions by readers. However, as we can’t feasibly check all claims, we select the most newsworthy ones based on editorial judgement, subject relevance and interest.
Also, we ensure that the claims have the following
- We only check claims that are related to public health and medical misinformation.
- We mostly focus on claims related to Asia's public health and other claims related to public health which have not been fact-checked by other organisations.
- We also examine impact and virality of the claims - Would a typical person read it and immediately believe it thereby causing real-world harm?
- We select content to fact-check based on criteria including editorial interest, how widely something has been shared.