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Josie Hollingsworth
By Josie Hollingsworth September 30, 2021

A frequently asked question for PolitiFact is: How do you rate the claim you’re fact-checking, True to Pants on Fire? Here’s the step by step.

Once we’ve found a claim to fact-check, and a reporter has gone through the rigorous process of finding data and information, contacting the speaker and experts, we turn to our Truth-O-Meter. 

Read more about our process here.

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