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: ‘Disente vs bastos time’ posts on Boracay MISLEAD with 2017 post-typhoon photos

A reverse image search reveals the images were…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizen says COVID-19 ‘isn’t real,’ recites string of FALSE claims

The netizen repeatedly mentioned conspiracy…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB user posts a FAKE Sharon Cuneta quote

There is no evidence of the actress making such a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bela Padilla is NOT dead

There are no news reports of Padilla being…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FAKE Puregold raffles bait netizens

The bogus giveaways claim to raffle off P10,000…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Ferdinand Marcos DID NOT leave ‘90%’ of his wealth to Filipinos

No evidence support the extravagant claim.