Rappler's latest stories on elections 2016
The story is pure fiction. The alleged programmers do not exist.
Experts say every win counts for Robert Mueller, with a growing record of success making it more likely he will secure cooperation from future witnesses
'I'm the guy who stops the leaks. I'm the guy who protects the president and the family. I'm the guy who would take a bullet for the president,' Cohen says in a 2017 interview
What should have been his dream job ended up being his undoing
The Senate President has yet to name those who 'benefited' from irregularities in the 2016 elections, but a YouTube video thumbnail appears to implicate 4 opposition senators
'We continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign from Russia to try to weaken and divide the United States,' says Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence
According to CNN and NBC, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen claims he was present when Donald Jr told his father about the Russians' offer to meet, and Trump approved it
Tech didn't spot Russian interference during the last election. Now it's asking law enforcement for help.
Tech companies say they need help from law enforcement because the private sector is not always aware of threats picked up on by intelligence agencies
Due to the confidential nature of the recount process, claims of vote counts should be taken with a grain of salt, unless backed up by official, verifiable sources or documents
CNN reports that the payments were made after the election but while Michael Cohen was still Donald Trump's personal attorney
(UPDATED) The questions also show that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to find out what US President Donald Trump knew about links between members of his presidential campaign and Russia
Both camps argue that they were only responding to each other's 'misleading' claims and statements regarding the recount
A blog post claiming poll fraud in Salvador Benedicto town has got the wrong vote counts. Then the Comelec and Namfrel officials deny ever making the statements attributed to them.
Trump 'said he was trying to run the country and the cloud of this Russia business was making that difficult,' FBI director James Comey writes in a memo on a conversation they had on March 30, 2017
After months of denying Mueller's removal is under consideration, the change in tone comes as President Donald Trump reacts furiously to an FBI raid of his private lawyer's offices
Zuckerberg's wording in his response to a US senator's question regarding their business model leaves open the possibility of a paid, ad-free version
The Facebook CEO says that Russians exploiting their system will keep getting better, and Facebook will have to invest in getting better to keep up
A US senator suggests that Facebook may be a monopoly – a claim that Zuckerberg rejects
'If you and other social media companies do not get your act in order, none of us are going to have any privacy anymore,' US Senator Bill Nelson tells the Facebook CEO in his first-ever US Congressional appearance
Although a spy attack has topped global headlines for weeks, it did not come up during the leaders' conversation, according to both the Kremlin and White House
The British data analysis company, hired by the 2016 Trump campaign, says the source of the accusations – which it calls 'a former contractor' – is 'misrepresenting himself and the company'
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar and Republican John Kennedy call for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress, along with the CEOs of Google and Twitter
IT experts push for more transparency and explanations from Comelec and Smartmatic to address cheating allegations in the automated elections
The move comes despite US President Donald Trump's repeated denial that Russia tried to tilt the election in his favor, fearing it could call his victory over Hillary Clinton into question
(UPDATED) The panel concurs with the judgment of US spy chiefs from January 2017 on the Russian interference, except with respect to President Vladimir Putin's alleged preference for candidate Donald Trump
Vice President Leni Robredo says questioning the integrity of the 2016 elections also means questioning the victory of all winning candidates
'The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever.... But certainly there was meddling and probably from other countries and maybe other individuals,' says US President Donald Trump
But the Comelec and Smartmatic should still explain the concerns in Senator Vicente Sotto III's privilege speech, says PPCRV IT director William Yu
(2nd UPDATE) 'So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber,' says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
The indictment details a stunning operation launched in 2014 in a bid to sow social division in the US and influence American politics 'including the presidential election of 2016'
The Comelec can only set a recall election against Mayor Guia Gomez by May 11, 2018
Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it would have been 'foolhardy' for any political candidate not to use the popular social networking site as a campaign tool
(UPDATED) Kory Langhofer's accusations are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Robert Mueller's investigation
'The agents, analysts and staff of the FBI are big boys and girls. We understand that we will take criticism from all corners. We're accustomed to that,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says in a testimony before the House Judiciary Committee
Here is what we know about the probe into allegations of Russian election meddling
The two leaders snatch brief but chummy discussions on the margins of the APEC Summit in Vietnam
But Carter Page downplays the significance of the meetings, telling the New York Times he had 'a very brief hello to a couple of people'
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'We basically have the brightest minds of our tech community here and Russia was able to weaponize your platforms to divide us, to dupe us and to discredit democracy,' says one US representative
20 million Americans were exposed to Russian-led information campaign on Instagram in 2016, admits Facebook
UPDATED Dozens of Comelec employees wear red to show their support for Chairman Andres Bautista a day after poll commissioners issued a statement against him
To say that the Comelec chairman s supposed ill gotten wealth came from rigging the polls is a very poor argument born of a very poor understanding of how automated elections work
Magkakasama kami kanina Wala namang sinasabi sa aking magpapa press con Hindi man lang ako binusinahan Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista tells Rappler
The Senate is set to investigate the issue hounding Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the bill would address the failure so far to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he described as a stunning breach of a sovereign nation s elections
Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr pays the remaining balance of his fee prior to the conduct of the preliminary hearing on his electoral protest and Vice President Leni Robredo s counter protest
UPDATED The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30 000 signatures to back the petition
The former LP president has kept mostly to himself save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation and when he had to speak up about the hero s burial for the dictator
Once a rival of President Rodrigo Duterte Senator Grace Poe is now part of the Senate majority bloc generally supportive of his administration