The scale we use for our fact checking is based on a scale from one to five, one being “False” and five being “True.” We use the following terms and criteria to place claims along that scale:
True: The claim is correct and includes all relevant information.
Mostly True: The claim is correct but needs clarification or additional information.
Half True, Half False: The claim is partially correct but is missing some important information or misconstrues the words of the speaker.
Mostly False: The claim contains some truth but ignores relevant facts that would lead the observer to believe something else.
False: The claim is not correct.