Fact Check

VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, a global alliance of fact-checkers committed to advance accountability journalism. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

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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: Who benefited most from fake news, and other questions, answered in three charts

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: Explaining the president, the 2017 edition

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Roque underplays Duterte flip-flop on same-sex marriage

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VERA FILES YEARENDER: The most repeated false claims of 2017

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