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 SHEET: What is malice in libel cases?

It comes in two forms: malice in law and malice in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Lawmaker wrongly insists data on child restraints lacking

There are more than enough studies that prove…

THIS WEEK IN FAKE NEWS: Duterte DID NOT sign any ‘no homework policy’

Using various online tools, VERA Files tracks FAKE…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The 1993 secret deal: what the Marcoses wanted in exchange for their ill-gotten wealth

Duterte wants a compromise deal with the Marcoses.…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: DFA, PCOO spread fake news about outcome of PH human rights report at the UN

There was no “big victory” in Geneva, and no UN…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: These are the crimes Duterte has said he’d committed

If he were not president, Duterte could be…