Fact Checker

Fact Checker: How The Gazette grades claims

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Here’s the methodology behind The Gazette Fact Checker team’s ratings:

Graded an A

A: To get an A, a statement must be almost completely accurate and not misleading.

B: To get a B, a statement may be accurate, but not put in the proper context. 

A “B” statement might be accurate, but not put in the proper context, or a statement is missing information.

C: We give Cs to claims that are half true, half false in which the team doesn’t see the tone or context swaying the claim toward more true or less true.

D: A grade of D is given to claims more false than true, or claims that have some accuracy, but overall misrepresent the truth.

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F: The grade of F is given to claims that are wholly inaccurate.

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