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: Imee Marcos disclaimer on corruption during the Marcos regime is FALSE

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos falsely claimed…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte WRONG about Davao City’s financial figures--again

Then he wrongly described it as the highest among…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Ben Tulfo’s report claiming UN chief ‘in favor of Duterte’s drug war’ MISLEADING

Broadcaster Benjamin Tulfo recently misled…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: In his 1st media briefing as Palace spokesman, Panelo makes two wrong claims on the ICC

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesman Salvador…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: News report about opposition lawmaker’s comment on Duterte’s HK trip MISLEADING

Politiko, a social news blog, used a misleading…

Amid threats, ‘fake news’ and eroding trust levels, journalists in Asia urged to fight back

But what he calls a “jail-friendly job” did not…