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Facebook, Twitter not invited to White House summit

Facebook, Twitter not invited to White House summit
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The two prominent social media companies were not extended invitations, CNN was quoted the sources familiar with the matter as saying.

Washington: Facebook and Twitter have apparently not been invited by the White House to a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump for a robust conversation on the challenges of the online environment, according to a media report.

The summit, set for Thursday, is to address issues relevant to social media, all the more important as Trump utilizes the platforms like no other president before him.

The two prominent social media companies were not extended invitations, CNN was quoted the sources familiar with the matter as saying.

The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, suggested it was not surprising. They said they believe the summit would amount to a right-wing grievance session and was not aimed at seriously discussing some of the issues facing large technology companies, the report added. The White House, however, refused to comment, the report said. President Trump has frequently blasted Facebook and Twitter for not respecting Republicans views on their platforms.

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