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About EIDFact Factuality Ratings...



EIDFact.net uses a scale of truth ratings inspired by those of PolitiFact.com for its Truth-O-Meterâ„¢.
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 RatingCorresponding
PolitiFact
Rating
Concise Definition of EIDFact Rating
CorrectCorrectTrueThe statement reviewed is entirely correct. This can involve correctness of inferences or judgments as well as factual correctness.
Mostly CorrectMostly CorrectMostly TrueThe statement is substantially correct, but also:
(1) Has details which are incorrect, or
(2) Omits appropriate informtaion.
Half TrueHalf CorrectHalf TrueThe statement mixes fact with falsehoods, or it conveys fact without appropriate qualifications or context.
Semaphore, Mostly IncorrectMostly IncorrectMostly FalseThe statement is substantially false, but also includes elements which are correct.
Semphore FalseIncorrectFalseThe statement is incorrect. This can involve incorrectness of inferences or judgments as well as factual incorrectness.
Semaphore, Flaming FabricationFlaming FabricationPants on FireThe 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".