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: Advocate flubs poverty data during anti-poverty book launch

Bicol is not the country’s poorest region.…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: SEC revocation of Rappler’s registration explained

The SEC decision repeatedly mentions PDRs. What…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Poll fraud NOT YET proven in Marcos vs. Robredo protest

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Timeline of anti-graft bodies through the years

Different commissions under different…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Anti-graft body not in operation five months since Duterte’s urgent vow

“It’s been established but it hasn’t been…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte gets agriculture budget wrong; undersecretary agrees

The DA got the ninth largest share in the 2017 and…