President Trump, political and business leaders to speak at MiSK’s Tweeps Forum 2017 on how social media can be utilized to counter extremism and terrorism

17 May 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Foundation (MiSK Foundation) is hosting Tweeps Forum 2017, the fifth event of its kind, in Riyadh on Sunday 21 May. The event brings political, business, NGO, academic and sports leaders together with young people to discuss how social media platforms can empower people against extremism and terrorism.

In a first for the region, President Donald Trump will address Tweeps Forum 2017, and will be joined by senior politicians from the region, including Saudi Foreign Minister H.E. Adel Al-Jubeir and UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Senior executives from social media companies will also be speaking, including George Salama, Head of Public Policy and Government Relations for Twitter in the MENA region and Simon Milner, Facebook’s Policy Director for the UK, Middle East and Africa. Other speakers will discuss social media’s impact on religion and community resilience through sport.

Mr Bader Al Asaker, Secretary-General of the MiSK Foundation said:

“The MiSK Foundation is committed to promoting the responsible use of social media, especially among young people. That President Trump should attend during his first foreign tour, together with other political and business leaders, shows the relevance of Tweeps Forum 2017. MiSK is honored to be able to bring these leaders together with young people, to help facilitate dialogue that can lead to a more harmonious and secure future for us all.”