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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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Revilla DID NOT do a tell-all on ex-President Aquino

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: And 2017’s False Claim of the Year is…

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: How old is Isabelle Duterte? She’s 17, per her father’s SALNs since 2007

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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte NOT declared as world’s best president

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president, the 2017 edition

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