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THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Xi DID NOT say it will defend Duterte from UN and ICC

This fake report trended on social media this week. Don’t believe it.

Using various online tools, VERA Files tracks FAKE NEWS that have trended online this week. We read fake news, so you don’t have to.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia annual conference

Transcript: President Xi Jinping addresses the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan

China backs Philippines’ withdrawal from ICC

China backs PH pull out from ICC, urges nations to support ‘war on drugs’

China supports PH withdrawal from ICC

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative.)