White House holds social media summit

Nellie Chapman
July 14, 2019

"A big subject today at the White House Social Media Summit will be the tremendous dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by certain companies".

Representatives from Facebook and Twitter were not invited, CNN reported.

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Trump acknowledged criticism about the online behavior of some conservative users of social media.

Calling free speech "the bedrock of American life", Trump said he would be summoning the heads of social media platforms to the White House within a month or so, presumably to give them an earful about censorship going into the 2020 election.

It's not the first time social media giants have been accused of right-wing censorship.

Some of the conservatives that Trump consulted Thursday have adopted controversial tactics on social media - and even have been disciplined by Facebook, Google or Twitter for running afoul of their rules.

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"Project Veritas can be synergistic with the Trump administration to pull back the curtain surrounding Big Tech", O'Keefe said in a statement online after receiving the invitation. Kamala Harris of California, a Democratic presidential candidate, is actually an "American black", and Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit founder who has always been faulted for spreading conspiracy theories online.

But Trump has no intention in the near future of abandoning Twitter for Parler or any other service, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Among other gaffes, Trump has also spelled the name of his wife wrong, mangled idioms like scot-free , and had his posts spell-checked by Captain America himself, Chris Evans .

Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat, said that instead of focusing on "combating Russian social media misinformation, punishing anti-competitive practices, or protecting Americans' data and privacy, the president has invited trolls, conspiracy theorists, anti-Semites, and the whole comments section to the White House".

Elise Rhodes, a Parler spokeswoman, said that although the president did not mention the company directly, he "said he is interested in exploring other platforms that support free speech". "If I put it out on social media, it's like an explosion". The Fake News Media will also be there, but for a limited period ...

The Internet Association, a trade group representing major tech firms like Facebook, Twitter and Google, said, "Internet companies are not biased against any political ideology, and conservative voices in particular have used social media to great effect". "We will not let them get away with it much longer", he added.

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