Fact Check

VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, a global alliance of fact-checkers committed to advance accountability journalism. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte’s grim portrait of war on drugs is not supported by gov’t data

Government figures tell a different story.

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: A brief history of impeachment in the Philippines

Here’s a five-minute video summing up 68 years of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PTV, PNA mislead audience on ADB report

Neither the PTV nor the PNA report accurately…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Russian President Putin DID NOT send Duterte military aid to crush NPA

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Vote for the 2017 False Claim of the Year

What do you think was 2017’s false claim of the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte cherry-picks evidence to support claim that cannabis increases lung cancer risk

The president ignored the bulk of scientific…