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: Did Duterte flip-flop on ‘coalition government’ with CPP, as Sison claims?

Sison got the flip-flop right, but the instance…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Jackie Chan DID NOT make a film about Duterte

This fake report trended on social media this…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Marcos NOT proclaimed vice president

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Impeachment of the chief justice, explained

It's more than just a numbers game.

Bill seeking to criminalize fake news ‘potentially unconstitutional’—advocates

They called on the Senate not to pass the bill.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Human rights violations were publicly mentioned in ASEAN, contrary to Duterte’s claim

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did.