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: Panelo makes wrong, misleading claims on ICC jurisdiction, basis of drug war probe

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Ellen DeGeneres DID NOT praise Duterte, or say PH has the ‘worst citizens’

A Web search does not turn up any news report…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizens resurface FAKE Vico Sotto quote on electing a leader

The Pasig City mayor said no such thing. It’s an…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK YEARENDER: Hoaxes, myths precede COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Philippines, functioning under one of the…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: Five red flags to look out for in COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

After months of expedited clinical trials, several…

VERA FILES YEARENDER: Red-tagging online ramps up as Anti-Terror Law takes effect in 2020

In the wake of discussions and the eventual…