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: PTV, PNA mislead audience on ADB report

Neither the PTV nor the PNA report accurately…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Russian President Putin DID NOT send Duterte military aid to crush NPA

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Vote for the 2017 False Claim of the Year

What do you think was 2017’s false claim of the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte cherry-picks evidence to support claim that cannabis increases lung cancer risk

The president ignored the bulk of scientific…

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…