WASHINGTON — Popular among the conservative public commentators and Republican leaders will take part in the summit of social networks, which will be held in the White House on Thursday, July 11. However, the participants will not include representatives of social networks: the summit organizers invited to the event neither Twitter nor Facebook.
There is very little public information about the upcoming summit. The White House has repeatedly refused to comment on the list of speakers and invitees. Early, White House press Secretary Judd Deere said that the summit will bring together “digital leaders,” which expects “a frank conversation about the opportunities and challenges in today’s online environment.” On Monday, Deere added that Donald Trump will speak at the event.
Facebook on Monday confirmed that representatives of the world’s largest social network will not be at the summit. According to several CNN sources, Twitter and Google representatives were not invited to the event either.
Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized major social networks for their sympathy for Democrats, censorship, and engagement. In March, the President tweeted: “Facebook, Google, and Twitter, not to mention corrupt media, are all too obviously on the side of radical left Democrats. But do not be afraid: we will still win, as we have won before!” Representatives of all three companies deny the accusations of engagement.
Information about his participation in the summit on July 8 confirmed Bill Mitchell – an active supporter of Trump, leading the popular online show Your Voice America.
Among the likely participants – Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party in Florida Christian Ziegler and representatives of various conservative organizations, including the Heritage Foundation and Turning Point USA.