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: Elago DID NOT say youth has no future in Duterte

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: OLD post with TAMPERED photo of tsunami back after Mindanao quakes

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo twists argument on presumption of innocence

From an earlier position that presumption of…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: What is latent homosexuality?

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to “fast track”…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Transport chief Tugade flip-flops, now says there’s no traffic crisis

From previously calling the traffic congestion in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Bong Go falsely claims Duterte never promised to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, the former…