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: Has Duterte never disrespected women?

Duterte has come under fire for his numerous rape…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Trump calls Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist attack’; was it?

Was the Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist…

​VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Explaining martial law

What we need to know about martial law

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Was the definition of EJKs changed under the Duterte administration?

​(UPDATED) Recently appointed foreign affairs…

​VERA FILES FACT CHECK: PNA replaces its fake news that 95 states are convinced there are no EJKs in the country; no apology or reason given

Without explaining or apologizing, the state-run…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Did Callamard say shabu doesn’t lead to violence?

Did the UN Special Rapporteur say shabu doesn’t…