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 negates Locsin, contradicts past pronouncements in raising arbitral win in UN

President Rodrigo Duterte contradicted his top…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post comparing Manila Bay rehab with old toilet project has MISLEADING budget figures

The budget for the ‘entire’ Manila Bay…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post FALSELY claims coronavirus is not real, paints INACCURATE comparison of COVID-19 situation abroad

The post also echoed already-debunked claims in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gina Linetti is NOT an Italian senator, nor did she praise Duterte

She’s a character from the American cop comedy…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report on COA ‘suing’ OVP for unutilized funds bears FALSE HEADLINE

COA made no such claim in its 2019 audit of the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post on the ‘dangers of face masks’ carries multiple FALSE claims

Properly designed masks are porous, allowing…