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: ICC’s preliminary examination update on drug war, explained

Here are three things you need to know about the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Old video of 'white van' kidnap attempt MISLEADINGLY tags INC

There was no mention of the religious group in the…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral ABS-CBN report on students’ attempted kidnap NOT recent

It's five years old.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Dela Rosa wrong in saying PH has longest coastline

Contrary to Dela Rosa’s statement, Canada -- not…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: OLD news on PH withdrawal from SEA Games hosting goes viral

The report was published in 2017.

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB pages make FALSE connection between Drilon and neglected Mindanao sports complex

It was a project of Butuan City's former mayor.