President Donald Trump is hosting a social media summit at the White House on Thursday, though social media companies like Twitter and Facebook aren’t invited.
Instead, the White House invited a variety of controversial right-wing figures.
On Thursday morning, Trump tweeted that the event would focus on “tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies” — a reference to social media giants like Twitter and Facebook, which Trump has repeatedly claimed are censoring him.
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The White House is hosting what it’s calling a “social media summit” on Thursday, but the event won’t include any social media companies.
Instead, the event will focus on “tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies,” according to President Donald Trump. He has repeatedly accused social media service companies like Facebook and Twitter of bias against him and his supporters, and the White House even created a tool for documenting reports of alleged bias.
While companies like Facebook and Twitter weren’t invited to the White House meeting, a variety of controversial right-wing social media personalities and propagandists were: Ben Garrison (whose cartoon of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster was …read more
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