CLAIM: Melania ‘Be Best’ campaign booklet copies from Obama-era brochure

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A booklet published on Monday as part of First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign appears to copy a similar document published by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) during President Obama’s administration.

The brochure, “Talking with Kids about Being Online,” appears to copy almost verbatim a brochure titled “Net Cetera – Chatting with Kids About Being Online,” which was put out by the FTC in 2014.

The article goes on to state the following:

Trump had released the PDF as part of her “Be Best” initiative on Monday, the goal of which is to “encourage positive social, emotional, and physical habits” among children and focus on their well-being online. The pamphlet, meant for parents, talks about addressing children’s conduct online such as cyber-bullying and inappropriate content.

According to a report by The Guardian, the language on The White House “Be Best” campaign website was changed on Monday to reflect that the PDF was released by the FTC, and simply “promoted by Trump.”

However, the change came too late for those who had already noticed the similarities in the two brochures.

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