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 advisory against drinking cold water amid heat NOT TRUE

Blood vessels do not explode on exposure to cold.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte citing Revised Penal Code in warning local officials who ‘do not enforce COVID-19 policies’ needs context

President Rodrigo Duterte warned local chief…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: This video is from a 2004 mosque raid in Iraq, NOT Israel

This video does not show the ongoing…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Trillanes DID NOT pay bloggers to discredit President Duterte

No part of the video, nor any news reports,…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte DID NOT remove Pacquiao from PDP-Laban

President Rodrigo Duterte has not removed him.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral video of parading armed men does NOT show Palestinian backup

The clip is from October 2018.