Fact Check

VERA Files Fact Check tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. It also fights misinformation and disinformation spread on the internet. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). VERA Files is also part of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking program.

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online post claiming Wang Yi declared Benham Rise and 'eastern PH sea' as Chinese territory a HOAX

Silent No More PH published fake news on Nov. 14,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In one speech, Duterte unloads 9 false claims

In Puerto Princesa, he ranted about drugs, crime,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Online contest by 'China Telecom' FB page a HOAX

A Nov. 7 online post by a fake Facebook page under…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza WRONGLY gives Duterte sole credit for country’s first ‘landport’

Former newscaster Jay Sonza has wrongly credited…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Angara wrongly claims Pacquiao first Filipino to speak at Oxford Union

Sen. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara falsely claimed…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming FVR said Duterte should 'step down' FALSE

A Nov. 9 report by website duterteforever.net…