Fact Check

Have something for us to fact check? Tell us about it here. Check out our ruling definitions below. True: The statement is accurate and there is nothing major to qualify it. Mostly True: The statement is accurate but there is an important nuance to consider. A Stretch: There is an element of truth in the statement but critical context is absent that may significantly alter the impression the statement leaves. Unfounded: There is insufficient evidence to back up this statement. Misleading: The statement takes an element of truth and badly distorts it or exaggerates it, giving a deceptive impression. False: The statement is not accurate. This could be an error or misstatement but it’s simply not true and there is no element of truth to it. Huckster Propaganda: The statement is not only inaccurate but it’s reasonable to expect the person or organization making it knew that and made the claim anyway to gain an advantage.
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