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: Pimentel's claim that Duterte may unilaterally cancel VFA needs context

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III’s claim that…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral ‘footage’ of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash NOT TRUE, it’s actually in UAE in 2018

The video has nothing to do with the late Los…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Andanar falsely claims PH has strongest GDP growth rate in ASEAN

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar was wrong…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts MISLEAD with claims of ‘positive’ novel coronavirus case in Cebu

This is misleading.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: ‘Duterte Legacy’ flier mixes true figures with inaccurate, misleading, out-of-context data

On Jan. 17, the Presidential Communications…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No novel coronavirus in PH; YouTube channel publishes report with FALSE HEADLINE

There is still no confirmed case of 2019 nCoV in…