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: DFA press release distorts facts about Philippine human rights report

Only eight countries expressed qualified support…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DDB Chair Santiago repeats Duterte public bidding flub

Santiago repeated the same mistake about…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte gets Bangsamoro peace process wrong

Peace “talks” between the government and both the…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The Commission on Human Rights, explained

President Rodrigo Duterte, in a media interview…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Lascanas did NOT say he regrets trusting Trillanes, airstrike video NOT clear if Hapilon is dead

These fake reports trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte and Imelda tell contradicting stories about Marcos gold

The Marcos gold – ill-gotten after all?