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Melania Trump at the first public meeting on cyber bullying

Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies on the topic of Cyber-bullying and internet safety, for more than a year, after you said that your Problem would be as first lady.

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Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies on the topic of Cyber-bullying and internet safety, for more than a year, after you said that your Problem would be as first lady.

The meeting on Tuesday marked their first public event related to the topic, a choice, have made some observers question, because her husband often berates people on Twitter.

Amazon, Snap, Facebook, Google and Twitter are among the companies that are expected to participate in the meeting. The Internet Association, said, it will also be represented.

All of the major technology companies have strict policies prohibition of harassment and other bullying behavior on their services, but, above all, rely on user reports of abuse and weed out. You try to spell out clearly the nature of the comments and other posts will not be tolerated in specific areas, such as a Facebook, the largest online social network founded. Instagram, a popular service among children and young adults for the exchange of photos and videos, the help links to the U.S. government, the anti-bullying page and tips from a cyberbullying research center on one of their pages.

But the efforts have so far fallen short of, what is marketed to rampant abuse, the have to even confirm some of the companies, or tormented parts of your audience.

It got so bad on Twitter, the 68 million US users, the San Francisco company vowed last autumn to crack down on hate-filled tweets. Among other things, Twitter adopted new measures for the protection of the women who had unknowingly or unwittingly distributed naked pictures of themselves online-it’s a common bullying tactic.

Yik Yak, another messaging app, once popular among high school and college students, shut down last year, partly because schools banned it following complaints of bullying and harassment.

Online bullying has many forms, but some of the most common tactics include posting of embarrassing or lewd photos, which was demeaning or cruel comments under a photo or in a General post about someone, and share screenshots, what is thought at least one person, a private text.

Harassment is widespread and extends beyond young people. A Pew Research Center survey last year found 41 percent of adults in the USA believed that they had been bullied online.

The popularity and the amount of content on the major social media sites presents a great challenge to work in the police what is being shared. Facebook, for example, has 2.1 billion users worldwide, who share a common, billions of posts on their pages daily. More than 300 hours of video material is being uploaded to Google ‘ YouTube site every minute.

The companies are constantly fighting to prevent the balance of the request, that harassment and other abuses, and maintain a commitment to freedom of expression.

In some cases, you will see that harassment, and still look the other way. For example, some of the President Trump the more stinging tweets are openly mocked and denigrated people, prompts calls for Twitter shut down his account and ban him from his service. But Twitter has rejected the retention of the news value of the president ‘ s tweets eclipse complaints about him from a bully.

There is no Federal law that applies to bullying. State laws vary, ranging from the requires of the public schools, a bullying policy with the requirement for an anonymous reporting systems, said Sameer Hinduja, co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University. The Federal government can help best by schools said more tools and money to programs to offer, Hinduja.

Ms. Trump announced in a speech near the end of 2016 presidential campaign, your priority would be as first lady to fight cyber bullying. A native of Slovenia, the them complained of the time a US culture, said you mean grown was “too rough.” It is a strange speech for a woman whose husband uses Twitter to dismiss people as losers and mocked them with unflattering nicknames.

The mother of a 12-year-old son, the first lady has the welfare of the child is the main focus in the White house, including an unexpected interest, such as the opioid crisis, the youth is affected.

She visited hospitals and care centres, the impact first-hand, and has for parents whose children died comes to overdoses. They accompanied the President to New Hampshire on Monday, as he discussed a three-pronged efforts to combat drug addiction, including the application of the death penalty against those caught trafficking in highly addictive substances.

Ms. Trump recently asked to promote whether the spouses of U.S. governors, and values such as encouragement, kindness, compassion and respect in children. She also talked about limiting the amount of time children spend online, and helps you to understand the content, are exposed to you.

 

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