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Prince William Wants Help from Facebook and Apple to Prevent Cyberbullying

October 31, 2016, 8:51 PM UTC

Earlier this year, Prince William launched a task force to prevent cyber bullying. But starting next summer, he’s hoping top execs at Facebook and Apple will help further his cause.

William was first inspired to launch the task force after his children were born, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, according to BBC. Despite getting support from Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the worldwide web, as well as the British and European heads of Google (GOOGL), Snapchat, Twitter (TWTR), and Facebook (FB), William would like a U.S. presence in the organization.

Enter Facebook and Apple (AAPL)—two of the world’s biggest tech companies. William is expected to request meetings with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s Tim Cook, along with “several other tech companies,” to help the companies better confront cyber bullying, according to the Sunday Times.


One source first told the Sunday Times “the task force will complete its work in May 2017 and will come up with recommendations for the tech industry.” William wants to take those recommendations to America and present them to tech companies as a sort of blueprint of what needs to be done, according to the source.

A royal aide added: “The task force has received lots of interest from the U.S. and the global leadership of these major companies who have expressed interest in being involved in the process. The next big push will be in the summer.”

Already, William has asked the task force to make the Internet a safer place for children and “devise methods to make it easier for children and parents to get help if they experience online trolling,” according to the Sunday Times.

As of now, it’s not clear if William will come alone or with the rest of his family.

Fortune has reached out to Apple and Facebook for comment and will update the story if we receive response.