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Apr
25
2018
USA Today

Facebook Messenger can seem the least social part of the social network — much of the time, you’re only conversing with one other person. But it’s not just you and your chat partner on Messenger. Facebook itself automatically scans links and attached photos on its chat system for malware and child sexual abuse. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

Mar
28
2018
USA Today

FOSI Founder & CEO, Stephen Balkam, writes for USA Today.

Mar
20
2018
NBC Nightly News

FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is interviewed following the White House Roundtable.

Mar
20
2018
Nexstar TV

First Lady Melania Trump sat down with executives from Internet giants Google, Facebook and Twitter to urge them to do more to protect kids online. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is interviewed.

Mar
20
2018
CNET

The first lady met with Silicon Valley giants to talk about online hate and harassment. It comes at a time when tech firms are already in the doghouse.

Mar
20
2018
PBS News Hour

Pushing back against her critics, Melania Trump said Tuesday she’s committed to fighting cyberbullying despite the knocks she’s gotten for taking on the issue when her husband regularly uses Twitter to berate his foes and call them names. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam speaks in the video.

Mar
20
2018
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump is hosting executives from major online and social media companies to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety, more than a year after saying that would be her issue as first lady.

Mar
20
2018
POLITICO

TECHIES TO HUDDLE WITH FIRST LADY — Melania Trump today is slated to sit down with industry giants including Facebook, Google and Snap as part of a gathering dedicated to combating cyberbullying, according to a source familiar with the matter. The First Lady has previously said she’s interested in focusing on teaching children to be kinder online, and signaled a growing focus on policy with a slate of new hires in January. Among the attendees set to take part are Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, the Internet Association and the Family Online Safety Institute.

Mar
19
2018
The Washington Post

FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted in this perspective on the White House Roundtable.

Mar
14
2018
Real Simple

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