Donald Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit' - 2019-07-10
New York (CNN Business) A conspiracy theorist, a meme creator and a plagiarist. Those are just some of the eyebrow raising attendees who will descend on the White House on Thursday for an event that will likely become a forum for airing claims of anti-conservative social media bias.
President Trump is calling it a "social media summit," but the White House did not extend invites to representatives from Facebook or Twitter . Instead, the White House has invited its political allies to the event.
In addition to inviting leaders from traditional conservative think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and Claremont Institute, the White House has requested the presence of far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.