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: Gargling water with salt, vinegar DOES NOT ‘remove’ coronavirus

This has been debunked by the Department of…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB pages, users MISLEAD with unrelated photos on bubonic plague

It included images of arms with burns and boils…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral FB post NOT TRUE; classes set to resume on August 24

School year 2020-2021 will open on Aug. 24.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Briones NEVER said ‘if we die, we die’ on classes opening

The versions changed the Education secretary's…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Defensor mistakes PDRs for foreign ownership

Issuing Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs) to…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Sarah Elago DID NOT say she will support NPA ‘if need be’

Calling for the ouster of Kabataan Partylist Rep.…