Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for ‘Social Media Summit’

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Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for ‘Social Media Summit’

President Donald Trump with Charlie Kirk at the Generation Next White House forum in 2018.

President Donald Trump with Charlie Kirk at the Generation Next White House forum in 2018.
Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta (AP)

As a part of President Donald Trump’s latest crusade promoting his misleading and misguided theories that social media companies are discriminating against conservatives, the White House is hosting a “social media summit” that will assemble several conservative voices.

Trump has been seething about social media since August 2018 when he first sent out a tweetstorm accusing social media of “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” In May his administration launched a web portal encouraging his supporters to vent about being censored on social media.

Washington Post reported on Tuesday that presidential aides said the event planned for July 11 will bring together “digital leaders” for discussion about “opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment.” The Post reports the invitees consist of “tech’s top conservative critics in politics and media” who champion the position of breaking up large tech companies (an idea that many prominent Republicans and Democrats support).

The Post revealed some of the organizations that were invited to attend the event—PragerU, the Heritage Foundation, the Media Research Center, and executive director of Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk.

PragerU chief marketing officer Craig Strazzeri told the Post that his organization was invited to the White House because of its lawsuit against Google, which claims YouTube censored PragerU because it prevented viewers who use restrictive

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