First lady Melania Trump plans to convene tech giants including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Snap next week to discuss ways to combat online harassment and promote Internet safety, according to four people familiar with her efforts. The meeting at the White House, slated for March 20, marks the first major policy push in the first lady's long-ago announced campaign to combat cyberbullying. At the gathering, Trump plans to ask policy executives from tech companies to detail how they've sought to address digital ills plaguing Web users, such as the rise of online trolls and the spread of malicious content, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss her efforts on the record. But the people said they don't expect the first lady to unveil any policy proposals to combat cyberbullying -- a term her team has sought to avoid, instead opting to focus on the need for kindness online. Asked about the upcoming event, a spokeswoman for Trump said in a statement that the first lady had "simply asked for a meeting to discuss one of the many things that impacts children."
Mar-13-2018, 23:21:48 GMT