On Monday, Melania Trump debuted her new anti-cyberbullying campaign "Be Best"--except some people think it's not exactly new. BuzzFeed reports that a 27-page document discussing how to talk to kids about online safety "copies sections almost word-for-word from a FTC pamphlet published in January 2014 as part of the agency’s 'Net Cetera' campaign, which began under President Barack Obama in 2009.
" The move reminded many critics of how Melania plagiarized large swaths of Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic National Convention speech when she gave her own address at the 2016 Republican National Convention. First Lady spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham claims the online safety document "was updated and edited to reflect today’s event."
However, Be Best's website has already gone from calling the document "a booklet by First Lady Melania Trump and the FTC" to "a FTC booklet, promoted by first lady Melania Trump." Peoplealso notes that even the name "Be Best" seemed to echo Michelle Obama's plea for men to "be better" when she spoke at the United States of Women summit in 2016.