Facebook, Twitter not invited to White House Social Media Summit

The White House is holding a Social Media Summit Thursday, yet Facebook and Twitter have not been invited, reported CNN Monday.

A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN reporters that the summit, which was announced in June, would not be covering serious issues faced by technology companies. White House described the upcoming event as a “robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment.” The number of invitees is yet unknown.

US President Donald Trump has been repeatedly criticizing large social media platforms for not supporting Republican views. In March President Trump tweeted that Facebook, Twitter and Google were “on the side of the Radical Left Democrats.” Previously he had said that ‘social media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.”

“They are closing down the opinions of many people on the right, while at the same time doing nothing to others.”

Other Republicans have also been attacking Facebook and Twitter for being bias against conservatives and allegedly censoring conservative speech.


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