Vera Files

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate VERA Files Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions opposed to the right-leaning Philippino government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and for being a reliable IFCN fact-checker.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Philippines (138/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in March 2008, VERA Files is published by veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. According to the website, “VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, a global alliance of fact-checkers committed to advance accountability journalism. This project is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).”

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Funded by / Ownership

VERA Files is a nonstock, nonprofit, independent media organization registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Company Registration No. CN200808072). According to their about page, “VERA Files relies on grants, the proceeds from the sale of its stories, and donations and contributions from its trustees and supporters to fund its operations. It screens donors, contributors, and grantors carefully and does not accept funding that will compromise its independence and nonpartisanship.”

Analysis / Bias

VERA Files publishes reliable, low-biased fact checks such as this VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Duterte admin seesaws on the legality of declining unvaxxed job-seekers. They also produce news articles that one could easily say display a left-leaning opinion as they are vehemently opposed to the right-leaning Duterte A nauseating week of surprises and compromises. While VERA Files may hold a left-leaning view in their news articles, Fact-checks are excellent and endorsed by the IFCN. They are a High factual source that checks its bias when fact-checking.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None. They are an IFCN fact-checker.

Overall, we rate VERA Files Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions opposed to the right-leaning Philippino government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and for being a reliable IFCN fact-checker.  (D. Van Zandt 11/4/2017) Updated (11/15/2021)

Source: https://verafiles.org/

Last Updated on November 15, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check

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