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President Trump on Thursday hosts a social media summit with some of his biggest social media supporters and several lawmakers. Facebook and Twitter have been reported not included from the summit.
It came at a time when the president, a zealous social media user – especially Twitter that he often released to rally at his base – criticized social media platforms, accusing
A guest, a Twitter user who goes to CarpeDonktum said that when he got an email invitation to the White House, he thought it could be spam.
] He asked us to deny his real name. He said he was afraid of retaliation against his family.
Father in Kansas house is a celebrity in the conservative social media world – with over one hundred thousand followers on Twitter. (His moniker was a play on the Latin phrase carpe diem – meaning to occupy the day CarpeDonktum, seize the ass, referring to the Democrat.)
He is an ingenious creator of pro-Trump images and videos tantalizing to the left, where he tweeted. Some of his spoofs are re-tweeted by the president.
CarpeDonktum announced his Twitter invitation.
The White House remained silent about the guest list. But it appears to be composed of Trump Twitterverse, conservative social media personalities who are alone in the Twitter star of Trump.
And, however, Trump denounced the same social media platforms that became the key to his success.
"You look at Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media giants, and I've made it clear that as a nation can not tolerate censorship politics, black list and rigged search results," said president of last year.
All Google, Facebook and Twitter deny that they will close conservative on their platforms, but many conservatives do not believe that.
Conservative talk show host Bill Mitchell is one of them. He shouts the Twitter algorithm for some of his followers who can not see his tweets. He is attending a social media summit on Thursday, and he expects them to talk about how the modern public is social media, and the responsibilities that come with it. First-rate protections for people, "Mitchell told NPR." Where everyone can have free and open speech, have a debate and be the best man to win. "
Angelo Carusone, media watchdog group Media Matters, believes in free speech, but He told some of his guests to summit alarms at him. "There are several players in the construction there, but most of them are far from right extremists, and many people in relation to white nationalism. "
Mitchell and CarpeDonktum disavowed racism at NPR.
But Media These things refer to other visitors. Like Charlie Kirk from Turning Point USA, an organization accused of racist viewpoints.
Carusone said the social media summit was a calculated political move on behalf of Trum's management p. He says it proves the very right point of view. "Its normalization is the part that concerns me."
While the president was rallying his base before the 2020 election, Carusone was wondering about the impact of the increase of these voices to the right.