What to expect at Trump's "social media summit" today

What to expect at Trump's

He also made light of the spelling mistakes he makes on the social media platform.

Instead, the invite list included numerous inflammatory online types, including right-wing Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe, pro-Trump activist Bill Mitchell and college Republican activist Charlie Kirk.

The President was giving an address at the White House to social media influencers.

"President Trump's social media summit is a ruse created to intimidate technology companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube into allowing bigoted and white nationalist hate content on their platforms", said Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates' special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry. Facebook, Twitter and Google have repeatedly denied these accusations.

Trump, a frequent Twitter user who has more than 60 million followers on that service, nonetheless renewed his complaint over "terrible bias" on social media, and vowed a response.

Trump has a following of about 62 million people on Twitter despite his claims that the company makes it hard for people to follow him.

Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google declined to comment on Trump's announcement that he would bring them to the White House for a meeting.

"I am not speaking for 'our side.' You could be some of the most liberal people in the world in this audience, and I don't care", Trump told the assembled guests in the East Room on Thursday.

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Donald Trump has announced plans to meet executives on major social media firms at the Whitehouse.

The tool comes in the wake of several Republicans slamming Facebook and Twitter for censoring conservative speech on both the platforms. "We will not let them get away with it much longer".

Trump has repeatedly claimed that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter - who were not invited to the summit - discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has almost 62 million followers.

Regardless of the rhetoric, the decisions of the sites to use their own judgment to suppress the free speech of some but not others justifies greater scrutiny as to whether they, like other broadcast mediums that are classified as public utilities, warrant more oversight of their own.

Numerous attendees have increasingly accused social media companies of attempting to hamper their growth and reach.

The Daily Beast reported that while a full, official invite list hasn't been released, known attendees include U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida; U.S. Sen.

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". "It's a shame President Trump would prefer to fan the same fires of online social discord that Russian Federation sparked in the 2016 election rather than bring real experts together to address the issue of content moderation in a thoughtful and rational manner".

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