Date
23 August 2019
Donald Trump has accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of being 'on the side of the Radical Left Democrats'. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump has accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of being 'on the side of the Radical Left Democrats'. Photo: Reuters

Facebook not invited to White House social media summit

Facebook said on Monday that it has not been invited to a White House summit on social media being held later this week, Reuters reports.

The White House has repeatedly declined to say who will attend the July 11 event. A spokesman said last month the meeting would “bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment.”

Twitter declined to say on Monday if it had been invited to the summit or would take part, the report said.

US President Donald Trump has regularly attacked Facebook and Twitter as being “biased” in favor of Democrats, without offering evidence.

In March, the Republican president tweeted that “Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention the Corrupt Media, are sooo on the side of the Radical Left Democrats. But fear not, we will win anyway, just like we did before!”

All three companies have denied political bias.

In April, Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters.

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