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: Quote card of Robredo wanting to free prisoners to ‘prevent spread of COVID-19 in jails’ NOT TRUE

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Report on Japan developing ‘effective’ COVID-19 medicine NEEDS CONTEXT

The translated story excludes details in the…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Who should be tested for COVID-19 and other questions answered

Aware of the limited number of testing kits for…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post on Kiko Pangilinan asking gov’t to exempt kids from ‘total lockdown’ NOT TRUE

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Story on SSS giving members P20k amid COVID-19 outbreak NOT TRUE

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post on countries drafting military for ‘public order’ MISLEADS with inaccurate photos

Some showed military medical teams while one image…