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 YEARENDER: Who benefited most from fake news, and other questions, answered in three charts

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president, the 2017 edition

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Roque underplays Duterte flip-flop on same-sex marriage

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: The most repeated false claims of 2017

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte flip-flops on asking for emergency powers

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