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: Video uses UNPROVEN Panelo claim on ABS-CBN protesters having COVID-19

No evidence of how the attendees were confirmed to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte negates spox; repeats wrong, unsafe claim on using gasoline as disinfectant

Contradicting his spokesman’s explanation,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bitoy’s 2016 quote on Duterte revived with FALSE CONTEXT

The July 25 graphic was published with a caption…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story claiming activist Renato Reyes, protesters in UP got COVID-19 NOT TRUE

It maliciously twists a recent health bulletin…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte seesaws on holding face-to-face classes

During his fifth State of the Nation Address,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral posts use WRONG figures on Aquino, Duterte national debt

The numbers are inaccurate and the comparison is…