Truth Checker Scale


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.