Restoring confidence in public statements by independently testing and verifying the facts
AAP FactCheck applies one of seven possible verdicts to each fact-checked submission from the news media.
The verdict is designed to be a clear and simple conclusion that is supported by the detail of the article and reference material.
The verdicts are defined as:
- True – The checkable claims are all true.
- Mostly True – Mostly accurate, but there is a minor error or problem.
- Somewhat True – Mostly accurate, but there is more than one error or problem.
- Misleading - The claim is mostly true but somewhat misleading.
- Ambiguous – It is not possible to determine the veracity of the statement, or it has an equal weighting of true and false elements.
- Somewhat False - Mostly false, but there is more than one element of truth.
- Mostly False – Mostly false with one minor element of truth.
- False – The checkable claims are all false.
AAP FactCheck applies the following verdicts to fact-checked social media content