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Court sympathetic to House in records fight with Trump

Court sympathetic to House in records fight with Trump

The president hosted what he called a "social media summit" at the White House on Thursday, where he and his allies complained that big tech companies have suppressed their voices out of political bias.

During Thursday's summit, Trump also crowed about how engagement on his tweets explodes "like a rocket" after he posts them - as opposed to more traditional White House press releases. Facebook, Twitter and Google have repeatedly denied these accusations.

Calling free speech "the bedrock of American life", Trump said he would be summoning the heads of social media platforms to the White House within a month or so, presumably to give them an earful about censorship going into the 2020 election.

Carpe Donktum, a pro-Trump online persona who was recently suspended by Twitter for eight days over a video depicting Mr Trump as a cowboy attacking CNN journalist Jim Acosta, said the face-to-face event could unite online conservatives. "The only thing we can't ask is, 'Are you a citizen of the United States?'"

Trump in a March tweet accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of being "on the side of the Radical Left Democrats".

Facebook and Twitter were not invited, and Trump bashed the companies for censoring right-wing voices.

Trump praised numerous participants and noticed the videos and images they created in support of the president.

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"After the 2016 election Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon (in advertising) decided the best way to prevent another Trump win was to silence conservative voices in America", according to a statement from the Gateway Pundit site.

Trump a couple of times has threatened retaliatory action related to free speech.

The Daily Beast reported that while a full, official invite list hasn't been released, known attendees include U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida; U.S. Sen.

"No private company should be browbeaten by the government into giving a pass to objectionable content that violates company policies", CCIA president Ed Black said in a statement. President Trump mentioned - in a tweet, for sure - that the event might possibly maybe maybe maybe be specializing in "dishonesty, bias, discrimination and suppression practiced by sure corporations". He also made light of the spelling mistakes he makes on the social media platform.

"After receiving thousands of responses, the president wants to engage directly with these digital leaders in a discussion on the power of social media", said White House spokesman Judd Deere.

"We hardly do press releases anymore because if I put out on social media a statement, like I'm going to in a little while and something totally unrelated but a very important statement, now they're going insane", explained the USA president.