Melania Trump Copies Her ‘Be Best’ Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign From Obama Booklet
First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her “Be Best” campaign against cyberbullying, which includes a booklet of “lessons” to “help kids act thoughtfully and kindly” on the web, reports CNN (video below).
However, The Rude Pundit tweeted that the booklet copies a pamphlet published by President Obama’s Federal Trade Commission.
Fun fact: The White House trumpets “Talking with Kids about Being Online” as “a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the Federal Trade Commission.” Except for an intro, it’s exactly the same thing Obama’s FTC put out. pic.twitter.com/AEf6F0gBbt
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) May 7, 2018
Sarah Mimms of BuzzFeed News confirmed the duplication:
The sections on sexting are identical in both versions (including defining it and suggesting that parents tell their kids not to sext because they could be breaking the law). But I just freaking love that they changed the subhead.
— Sarah Mimms (@SarahMMimms) May 7, 2018