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: Does eating hot dogs really cause cancer?

The write-up misleadingly equates the effect of…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report claiming eating too much hot dogs may cause blood, stomach cancer MISLEADING

This story is misleading. Don't believe it…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizen posts FABRICATED Ferdinand Marcos quote card on ‘media shutdown’

No records show the ex-president making such a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: NO, Raissa Robles DID NOT say PH SEA Games gold ‘cooked’

A fabricated tweet by journalist Raissa Robles…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizen hosts BOGUS Samsung ‘S12’ giveaway

No such model has been released, or even…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: ICC’s preliminary examination update on drug war, explained

Here are three things you need to know about the…