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: Roque underplays Duterte flip-flop on same-sex marriage

Roque described Duterte’s recent flip-flop on…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: The most repeated false claims of 2017

One of the laws of propaganda goes, “A lie told…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: VP poll recount NOT YET decided

​This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte flip-flops on asking for emergency powers

President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech December 7…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte’s grim portrait of war on drugs is not supported by gov’t data

Government figures tell a different story.

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: A brief history of impeachment in the Philippines

Here’s a five-minute video summing up 68 years of…