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: Panelo DID NOT say Filipino fishermen were hallucinating about boat sinking

No official records show Panelo ever made such a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Website MISLEADS on Comelec response to Duterte order

This story is misleading.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte grossly overestimates daily drug deaths in the US, wrongly attributes quote to Obama

Obama never said “we (the U.S.) will prosecute you…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, actor Eddie Garcia is NOT dead

This story is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte exaggerates Philippines’ creditworthiness

No, the Philippines is not “one step ahead” or…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gov’t TV copycat MISLEADS with Duterte ‘most important speaker in Japan’ video

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.