Facebook and Twitter reportedly aren't welcome at the upcoming White House social media summit
- The White House is hosting a social media summit on Thursday. The summit will cover, "opportunities and challenges of today's online environment."
- But the two biggest social media companies - Facebook and Twitter - aren't invited to the summit, CNN reported on Monday.
- President Trump has repeatedly accused social media companies of being biased against Republicans, and even suggested in late June that the US government might bring suits against Google, Facebook, and others.
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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.
"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.
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.