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 SHEET: Duterte says the new coronavirus is similar to HIV. Is that so?

Comparing the novel coronavirus (now called severe…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte flips again, says he has ‘many’ rich friends

President Rodrigo Duterte made another 180-degree…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story about classes starting at 8:30 AM carries FALSE HEADLINE

It's only a bill.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Site revives OLD, FAKE story on National University students ‘walking out’ on Risa Hontiveros

This story is fake. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report on Sarah Geronimo’s mom ‘committing suicide’ over daughter's unannounced wedding NOT TRUE

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report on singer Marcelito Pomoy ‘found dead in hotel room’ NOT TRUE

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