First Lady Praises Microsoft for Online Safety Efforts

While Big Tech has taken it on the chin from Washington lately, First Lady Melania Trump had some encouraging words for Microsoft.

She was was in Seattle promoting her Be Best kids online safety campaign.

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She met with Microsoft President Brad Smith and CFO Amy Hood and toured kiosks demonstrating Microsoft's effort to meet the campaigns goals
of parental control, tech accessibility (the XBOX adaptive controller), and improving safety.

The First Lady appeared to like what she saw.

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“I am impressed with Microsoft’s dedication to protecting children online and promoting digital civility,” she said, according to the White House. “The technology being designed not only includes safety features but also accessibility for all – a very exciting and new opportunity for many with limited mobility. I am looking forward to using Be Best to promote any digital programs that make online safety and digital civility a priority in today’s technology-driven world.”

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.