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: Motorcycle ‘back riding’ NOT allowed in areas under quarantine

The advisory covers only a municipality in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Roque repeats false claim that PH was ‘first’ to impose COVID lockdown in Southeast Asia

Taking off from erroneous assertions of President…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB posts red-tag ABS-CBN journo with 2013 safety training photo

Two Facebook (FB) pages red-tagged Rowena “Weng”…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sonza misinterprets DOH data on new COVID-19 cases in NCR

DOH data show that the rate of increase in the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Only Hokkaido, NOT whole Japan, facing 2nd wave of COVID-19 cases

It again declared a state of emergency on April…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Wuhan NOT in ‘second lockdown’ amid new COVID-19 cases

The city has not closed its borders again.