You're doubtlessly questioning whether and how the event ended up specializing in dishonesty, bias or discrimination on tech platforms. At other hearings, Republican lawmakers have cited articles from sites such as the right-wing Gateway Pundit to make their points.
Initially, the White House had invited Ben Garrison, whose cartoons long have provoked the ire of groups including the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center for including hateful imagery, including anti-Semitism.
Numerous attendees have increasingly accused social media companies of attempting to hamper their growth and reach.
During the summit, Trump repeatedly bragged about his large Twitter following.
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At a meeting with conservative social media users at the White House, Trump said he would "be calling a big meeting of the companies in a week or two - they have to be here". They've banned far-right figures including InfoWars host Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer. "Internet companies are not biased against any political ideology, and conservative voices in particular have used social media to great effect", the group said in a statement.
Facebook, Google and Twitter each declined comment.
President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, is convening a White House conference of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits. The Fake News Media will also be there, but for a limited period ... That includes O'Keefe and Project Veritas whose secretly recorded video of Google drew Trump's praise on Thursday.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, and Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, were also invited to the summit, according to Politico.
Trump acknowledged criticism about the online behavior of some conservative users of social media.
U.S. President Donald Trump frequently uses Twitter to convey messages, however, did not invite Twitter or Facebook to the summit. "Enforcing basic standards of decency on social media isn't censoring conservative speech".