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: ‘Comelec order’ disqualifying Abra Rep from midterm polls FAKE

The “Comelec order” in Bernos’ post was a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Chong’s misleading claims on UV simulators for ‘pre-shaded ballots’

On May 11, the last day of the campaign, Chong in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte’s PH getting ‘poorer’ CONTRADICTS Diokno report

In January 2019, former Budget Secretary Diokno…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB page cooks up BOGUS media award, maligns CDO reelectionist mayor

Online disinformation was on high gear during the…

Viral online video on 'pre-shaded ballots' FAKE

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Post MISLEADS with Comelec spox Jimenez’ alleged statement on elex cheating

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