EIDFact.net uses a scale of truth ratings inspired by those of PolitiFact.com for its Truth-O-Meter™.
The two scales are not precisely the same, partly because EIDFact is oriented toward correctness and PolitiFact refers to truthfulness. Also, neither PoliFact.com nor EIDFact.net would want readers to be confused about which site is doing the ratings.
Here's what the EIDFact.net ratings mean, what icons they use to identify each rating, and what the approximate equivalent is on PolitiFact. EIDFact's icons are old-fashioned railroad semaphores.
|EIDFact Icon and Rating||Corresponding|
|Concise Definition of EIDFact Rating|
|Correct||True||The statement reviewed is entirely correct. This can involve correctness of inferences or judgments as well as factual correctness.|
|Mostly Correct||Mostly True||The statement is substantially correct, but also:|
(1) Has details which are incorrect, or
(2) Omits appropriate informtaion.
|Half Correct||Half True||The statement mixes fact with falsehoods, or it conveys fact without appropriate qualifications or context.|
|Mostly Incorrect||Mostly False||The statement is substantially false, but also includes elements which are correct.|
|Incorrect||False||The statement is incorrect. This can involve incorrectness of inferences or judgments as well as factual incorrectness.|
|Flaming Fabrication||Pants on Fire||The statement not only is false or misleading, but it it could only have been drafted with intent to justify a pre-ordained position or an incorrect "fact".|