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: ​Maine Mendoza's death a hoax

The story was carried by an imposter website that…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte on number of enforcers killed, again

Duterte many times before used inflated averages…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Aquino WILL NOT live in the US if Marcos wins VP race after recount

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Contrary to Cayetano’s claim, all gov’t officials, even presidents, are bound by law to be respectful

The Administrative Code of 1987 does not make…

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