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: Viral list of Duterte’s accomplishments MISLEADING

A viral litany on Facebook (FB) of President…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: No, WHO did NOT say the COVID-19 virus is airborne for 8 hours

No study proving the virus could stay in the air…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: De Lima DID NOT beg Duterte to free her from detention

A fabricated statement attributed to Sen. Leila De…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza, FB pages mislead with ABS-CBN prayer rally photo

Former broadcaster Jay Sonza shared a screenshot…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Michael V. is ALIVE

The GMA Network talent has debunked the hoax…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Imposter ‘BBC, ABS-CBN’ FB page posts death HOAX on Ironman star

Robert Downey Jr., who supposedly "died" on July…