Melania Trump to meet with tech companies next week

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Melania Trump to meet with tech companies next week

First lady Melania Trump is bringing together tech giants to talk about ways to fight cyberbullying
and promote internet safety, representatives of three companies said Tuesday.
Among the companies expected to attend the March 20 meeting: Amazon, Snap, Facebook,
Google and Twitter.
The meeting was confirmed by Amazon and representatives of two companies speaking on condition of
anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans publicly.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said in a statement that Mrs. Trump
‘has simply asked for a meeting to discuss one of the many things that impact children
– as she has done many times in the past, on several different topics.’
The meeting, first reported by The Washington Post, would mark Mrs. Trump’s first public
event on a subject she has previously expressed interest in. During the first year of her
husband’s administration, she played a low-key role.
Her interest in children has been clear, with visits to schools and hospitals. In her first
public remarks at the United Nations last year, Mrs. Trump called on world leaders to
come together for the good of their children, saying:
‘We must remember that they are watching and listening, so we must never miss an opportunityMelania Trump to meet with tech companies next week
to teach life’s many ethical lessons along the way.’
During the presidential campaign, Melania Trump mentioned doing work to address bullying
– a notable choice has given the president-elect’s penchant for name-calling on social media.
It can take some time for a first lady to launch personal projects. Michelle Obama began
her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative about a year into her husband’s first term.
Last week, The First Lady posted a series of photographs and a brief video on social
media of her meeting with 16-year-old Kyle Kashuv on Thursday.
The teenager survived Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 students and staff.
When meeting with the First Lady, Kyle showed her the ReachOut app, which he has been promoting
in the wake of the deadly shooting at his school.
The app lets students reach students to discuss emotional or mental problems they might be
experiencing.
‘Wonderful to meet @KyleKashuv today. His message of unity is one we should all share.
Thank you for visiting us at the @WhiteHouse & hope you enjoyed your surprise meeting with
@potus! Wishing you much success w @TheReachOutApp,’ Mrs. Trump tweeted.