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: France's Macron DID NOT call Duterte a 'role model'

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bam Aquino DID NOT say Duterte made many Filipinos poor

This story is false. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte wrong to claim martial law and national emergency are the same

They're not.

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Musician Jim Paredes DID NOT cause a flight delay

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Palace social media consultant makes misleading claims on Senate probe into ex-Comelec chair Bautista

Trixie Cruz-Angeles made two inaccurate claims in…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte makes factually inaccurate joke about K-12

President Rodrigo Duterte in a 27-minute speech at…