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: Report on Catholic Church's "strong" resistance to proposed taxation misleading

There was no "strong" or "fierce" resistance to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Robredo seeking DNA test to prove Bongbong is Marcos' son a spoof

A story claiming the camp of Vice President Leni…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Panelo wrong on ICC again, claims PHL contributes 28% of tribunal funds

It's 0.28 percent, not 28 percent.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Claim of media not reporting London anti-Robredo protest false

The headline of an April 7 story by…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Report claiming Robredo, De Lima’s lies shocked the UN MISLEADING

This fake report trended on social media this…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte says PH was ‘not ever’ a member of the ICC. Is that so?

A 1997 executive order by President Fidel Ramos on…