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: Site MISLEADINGLY revives 2019 story on Joma Sison asking Duterte to resign

It's a recycled story from December 2019.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Video naming senators ‘behind’ OFW PhilHealth premium hike MISLEADING

It cherry-picks eight of 13 senators who authored…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Netizens share MISLEADING story on PH securing seat on UN rights council

The Philippines was re-elected in 2018.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: NTC backpedals on ABS-CBN franchise

The National Telecommunications Commission did a…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: MISLEADING post revives 2013 article on Chinese mining activity in Zambales

Without context, the posts mislead readers into…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Jay Sonza shares fake ‘ABS-CBN’ post on GCQ guideline for senior citizens

Adding fuel to calls for the nonrenewal of…