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How We Grade Political Ads in Truth Test

October 27, 2016 06:34 PM

At the end of every "Truth Test," 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS and KSTP.COM assign the tested political ad a grade.  Here's the criteria we use to determine that grade.

  • An "A" requires nearly complete accuracy with little exaggeration and little or no need for more context.
     
  • A "B" requires mostly accurate information, but gets marked down for minor exaggerations and misleading information.
  • A "C" can be the result of inaccurate information or exaggerated information that misleads and gives the viewer no context.
  • A "D" is the result of at least half the information being false or misleading to the point of leaving a false impression.
  • An "F" is the result of more than half the information being outright false as well as misleading and out of context.
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