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: Duterte changes stand on same-sex marriage

​President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month said…

Alternative facts: Is that so? A forum for the International Fact-checking Day

Join us at the UP College of Mass Communication…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Then and now: How these lawmakers stand on the death penalty

Have these lawmakers stuck to or changed their…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Has the drug war resulted in 7,000 to 8,000 deaths?

First, it was 7,000. Now, the disputed body count…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ICC can strip off Duterte’s immunity

President Rodrigo Duterte invoked presidential…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Can Mighty Corp. just pay up and be off the hook?

​President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to…