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Donald Trump stands with his son Barron and wife Melania. VOA

November 21, 2016: President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania will stay in New York city while their 10-year old son Barron finishes his school year, sources said.

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Melania Trump, who over the course of the campaign has repeatedly talked of how close she is with her and the mogul’s only son together, will remain at Trump Tower with Barron through the end of his school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, a source told the New York Daily News reported.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, watch balloons fall alongside son Barron, from left, wife Melania, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Pence's wife Karen after Trump's address to delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. VOA
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center, watch balloons fall alongside son Barron, from left, wife Melania, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Pence’s wife Karen after Trump’s address to delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. VOA

Melania and Barron Trump aren’t expected to move into the White House until after the school year ends in June.

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“It’s Melania who wants to stay. She doesn’t want to take Barron out of school. She’s concerned that he won’t have the same relationship with new teachers that he has at Columbia Prep,” the source said, referring to the posh Upper West Side Academy where Barron is a fifth-grader. (IANS)

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We Got Trump Elected, Shouldn’t Stop Him in 2020; Says Facebook Executive

Instead, the Russians worked to exploit existing divisions in the American public for example by hosting Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter protest events in the same city on the same day

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FILE - President Donald Trump departs after speaking with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House July 17, 2019, in Washington. VOA

Facebook Vice President Andrew ‘Boz’ Bosworth has claimed that it was the social networking giant that got Donald Trump elected as the US President in 2016 because “he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser”.

In a memo obtained by The New York Times, the key Facebook executive in the same vein suggested that the platform with over 2.45 billion monthly active users should not use its enormous reach to block Trump’s reelection in 2020.

Was Facebook responsible for Donald Trump getting elected?

“I think the answer is yes, but not for the reasons anyone thinks. He didn’t get elected because of Russia or misinformation or Cambridge Analytica. He got elected because he ran the single best digital ad campaign I’ve ever seen from any advertiser. Period”, said Bosworth who runs Facebook’s hardware group.

“Trump just did unbelievable work,” Bosworth wrote.

“They weren’t running misinformation or hoaxes. They weren’t micro-targeting or saying different things to different people. They just used the tools we had to show the right creative to each persona.

He continued: “I find myself desperately wanting to pull any lever at my disposal to avoid the same result. So what stays my hand? I find myself thinking of the Lord of the Rings at this moment”.

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Official portrait of President Donald J. Trump. Wikimedia Commons

“Specifically when Frodo offers the ring to Galadrial (Galadriel) and she imagines using the power righteously, at first, but knows it will eventually corrupt her,” he wrote.

“As tempting as it is to use the tools available to us to change the outcome, I am confident we must never do that or we will become that which we fear.”

“To be clear, I’m no fan of Trump. I donated the max to Hillary,” he tried to clarify his stand.

Bosworth said that it is worth reminding everyone that Russian interference was real but it was mostly not done through advertising.

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“$100,000 in ads on Facebook can be a powerful tool but it can’t buy you an American election, especially when the candidates themselves are putting up several orders of magnitude more money on the same platform (not to mention other platforms),” he wrote.

Instead, the Russians worked to exploit existing divisions in the American public for example by hosting Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter protest events in the same city on the same day.

“Misinformation was also real and related but not the same as Russian interference,” Bosworth mentioned, admitting that Cambridge Analytica was one of the more acute cases where the details were almost all wrong. (IANS)