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: Duterte flip-flops on declaring ‘revolutionary government’

Duterte now threatens to declare a revolutionary…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: CBCP DID NOT condemn killings of Maute, Hapilon

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Poe rethinks right of reply stand

In several interviews in 2013, Poe said the right…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says ‘Yellows’ and ‘Reds’ should merge; that doesn’t make sense

Recent and distant history do not bear out the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Vice mayor Belmonte wrong in saying most road crashes in QC happen at night

Three out of five crashes in QC happen during…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNP Chief Dela Rosa repeats faulty definition of EJKs

The SC in a 2007 ruling defined EJKs as “killings…