Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit


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Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit

On Monday, the 8th of July 2019, a spokesman for Facebook Inc. said that the social networking tycoon was not invited in a White House Summit of social media scheduled to take place later this week. In point of fact, so far White House has declined to comment on the people, who would attend the White House social media event on July 11th.

Nonetheless, referring to July 11th’s White House event, a White House spokesman, Judd Deere said last month, “the meeting would “bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment”.

Deere had added yesterday (July 8th) that the US President Donald Trump would speak in the event. In point of fact, use of social media to reach voters directly among US politicians including US President Donald Trump had increased rapidly, while Trump commented on multiple occasions that he would not have elected without Facebook or Twitter.

However, Trump had also criticized the social media moguls likes of Twitter and Facebook and accused them of being biased to democrats, while the US President said in a Fox Business Network interview last week, “Twitter made it very hard for people to join me at Twitter...

and they make it very much harder for me to get out the message”. In March, Trump had expressed angsts in a tweet saying, “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 of the three companies had declined allegations of political biasness, however, on Monday (July 8th), Facebook had told in an emailed statement that it had not received any invitation, while Twitter declined to comment whether it had received an invitation.