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: Duterte exaggerates Philippines’ creditworthiness

No, the Philippines is not “one step ahead” or…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Gov’t TV copycat MISLEADS with Duterte ‘most important speaker in Japan’ video

This story is misleading. Don't believe it.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Rewritten story on woman ‘going blind’ due to a mobile game NEEDS CONTEXT

This story needs context. Don't believe it at…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte mistakes Taiwan for China

Taiwan, not China, is officially called the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte wrongly claims Raffy Alunan served in Marcos cabinet

Alunan was Interior Secretary during the term of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DFA chief Locsin wrongly claims Duterte only leader who responded to Rohingya crisis

Several countries have accepted or expressed…