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Melania Trump: Critics will not stop me from fighting cyberbullying

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First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday responded to criticism of her anti-cyberbullying initiative, saying she is undeterred in her efforts to address the issue.

“I’m well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic. I have been criticized by many for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue,” Trump said at the start of a meeting with tech leaders.

“But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right,” she continued. “I’m here with one goal: helping children in our next generation.”

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The first lady met with representatives from technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Snap and Twitter. She said she hoped to work with those representatives to encourage “positive behaviors on social media.”

Trump announced shortly after her husband’s election that she would make cyberbullying a key issue for her office, and her appearance Tuesday marked her first public event on the topic.

However, many have criticized or mocked her decision to focus on that issue because of her husband’s propensity to use Twitter to attack critics and the news media, including occasionally targeting people’s appearances.

The first lady has suggested curbing the amount of time children are allowed to spend on the internet, according to The Associated Press.

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