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: No, a man's DNA will not 'live forever' in a woman's body after they have sex

A two-month-old Facebook (FB) post that…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Understanding ‘community quarantine’ and ‘social distancing’ policies

President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Luzon…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Videos claiming Australian scientists say bananas can ‘prevent’ COVID-19 FALSE

A University of Queensland press release nor an…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo falsely claims South Korea imposed ‘total lockdown’ to control spread of COVID-19

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte touts false claim that Tagle was kicked out of Manila post

President Rodrigo Duterte was wrong when he said…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post on Duterte ‘acquiring’ country’s first warship NEEDS CONTEXT

The acquisition project was initiated during the…