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Want to bid for the Naked statue of Donald Trump? Auction to be held in Los Angeles in October

A number of naked Trump statutes have appeared all across the country. Many have been dismantled though!

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People take photos of a statue of a naked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York's Union Square, Aug. 18, 2016. City parks workers later removed the statue. (Image credit: VOA)
.This life-size statue is expected to go for auction in Los Angeles in October.
. Many statues of Trump have spring up in USA, some of them have been removed by 
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September 1,2016:

The US Presidential elections will be held on November 4 this year. And the heat is on!

The Republican nominee Donald J Trump is known for his loud mouth. He ignites passion, heat, and controversy.
If you have secretly been wanting one of those naked Donald Trump statues that popped up in several U.S. cities last month, one is going up for sale.

The life-size statue is expected to go up for auction in Los Angeles in October with an estimated price tag of between $10,000 and $20,000.

Some of the money raised from the sale will go to the National Immigration Forum, which advocates for immigrant rights.

The statue was the creation of a group of anonymous artists calling themselves INDECLINE.

Not to be left behind, Trump supporters swung into action to get a statue of Hillary Clinton out!

The Trump statue is not the only piece with a political angle. One piece shows the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wearing a tuxedo. It is expected to go for $15,000.


One of the statues placed in New York’s Union Square showed a naked Trump, hands crossing a large stomach. It was later removed by city officials. Other statues were seen in Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland. The Los Angeles version is the one for sale in the auction.

As the elections draw near, watch out for more joy and sorrow to the campaigning! Naturally, these kinds of male sculptures or naked statues do not go well with the intense fans and supporters. And what about the family members? What about Donald Trump’s wife and family members? Naturally, the family members have to take the things in stride when someone is in public life. (with input from VOA)

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Social Media Giant Facebook to Bring New Tools to Protect 2020 US Elections

Facebook also announced an initial investment of $2 million to support projects that empower people to determine what to read and share - both on Facebook and elsewhere

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The Facebook mobile app on an Android smartphone. Wikimedia Commons

Stung by spread of fake news and privacy violations, Facebook on Monday announced several new tools to protect 2020 US elections from being manipulated by nation-state bad actors, and avoid the repeat of 2018 presidential elections hit by Russian interference.

The social networking giant launched “Facebook Protect” to secure the accounts of elected officials, candidates, their staff and others who may be particularly vulnerable to targeting by hackers and foreign adversaries.

“Beginning today, Page admins can enroll their organization’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in ‘Facebook Protect’ and invite members of their organization to participate in the programme as well,” said three top Facebook executives in a lengthy blog post.

Participants will be required to turn on two-factor authentication, and their accounts will be monitored for hacking, such as login attempts from unusual locations or unverified devices.

“If we discover an attack against one account, we can review and protect other accounts affiliated with that same organization that are enrolled in our programme,” said Guy Rosen, VP of Integrity at Facebook.

The company said it has seen people failing to disclose the organization behind their Page as a way to make people think that a Page is run independently.

To address this, Facebook is adding more information about who is behind a Page, including a new “Organizations That Manage This Page” tab that will feature the Page’s “Confirmed Page Owner”, including the organization’s legal name and verified city, phone number or website.

Initially, this information will only appear on Pages with large US audiences that have gone through Facebook’s business verification.

A new US Presidential candidate spend tracker will share ad details across national, state and regional levels.

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FILE – Attendees walk past a Facebook logo during Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, United States. VOA

“We’ll also make it clear if an ad ran on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, or the Audience Networks,” said Facebook.

Next month, Facebook will begin labelling media outlets that are wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government as state-controlled media.

This label will be on both their Page and in Facebook Ad Library.

“We will hold these Pages to a higher standard of transparency because they combine the opinion-making influence of a media organization with the strategic backing of a state,” said Katie Harbath, Public Policy Director, Global Elections.

Facebook said it will update the list of state-controlled media on a rolling basis beginning in November.

In early 2020, Facebook plans to expand its labeling to specific posts and apply these labels on Instagram as well.

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The company said that over the next month, content across Facebook and Instagram that has been rated false or partly false by a third-party fact-checker will start to be more prominently labeled so that people can better decide for themselves what to read, trust and share.

“The labels below will be shown on top of false and partly false photos and videos, including on top of Stories content on Instagram, and will link out to the assessment from the fact-checker,” informed Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy and Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management.

Facebook also announced an initial investment of $2 million to support projects that empower people to determine what to read and share – both on Facebook and elsewhere. (IANS)