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: News of Rappler CEO Ressa as FOCAP president satirical

A Feb. 21 story of Adobo Chronicles claimed…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sen. Bam Aquino never claimed to be 'principal author' of free education bill

An April 16 story on du30express.site that stated…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Claim of Comelec, Iglesia member exchange over Marcos votes fabricated

Website nowreader.com posted a fake conversation…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Website misleads by using HIV-positive woman's photo

A story from pinoyhealthandremedies.com that…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Xi DID NOT say it will defend Duterte from UN and ICC

Xi Jinping never mentioned the Philippines and…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza did not say the price of Jasmine rice went down

A report by the month-old website updatedtayo.info…