Facebook and Twitter reportedly aren't welcome at the upcoming White House social media summit

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US President Donald Trump, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right.

At the White House social media summit on Thursday, the two biggest social media companies in the world won't be in attendance.

Both Facebook and Twitter aren't invited, according to a CNN report that cites people familiar with the matter.

President Trump has repeatedly criticized social media giants like Twitter and Facebook. He accuses the companies of bias against Republicans, and has specifically said Twitter stops people from following him.

Read more: Trump threatens to sue Facebook and Google and rails against big tech companies for being 'totally biased'

"I will tell you, they make it very hard for people to join me on Twitter, and they make it very much harder for me to get out the message. It's incredible," he said in a June interview with Fox Business Network, without citing evidence to support his claims.

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President Trump hosted tech leaders at the White House, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The White House has yet to announce which companies or individuals are participating in the social media summit, but The Washington Post reported on July 2 that a handful of conservative critics have been invited: Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, and PragerU - a non-profit organization that produces YouTube videos with a conservative perspective.

Twitter representatives declined to comment on the report; Facebook and The White House didn't respond to a request for comment as of publishing.

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