Truth Squad Ratings

Truth Squad assigns five ratings to the political statements we review, in descending levels of accuracy:

ACCURATE No factual inaccuracies in the statement and no important information is missing

MOSTLY ACCURATE While the statement is largely accurate, it omits or exaggerates facts, or needs some clarification

HALF ACCURATE Truths are interspersed with mistruths, or the speaker left out significant facts that render his/her remarks misleading in important respects

MOSTLY INACCURATE The major point or points made are untrue or misleading, even while some aspects of the claim may be accurate

FALSE The statement is false, or based on false underlying facts