Trump Is Having a Troll Party at the White House. Here's Who's Coming. - 2019-07-11
Trump and his media allies dominate large swaths of the social web. Right-leaning voices have mastered the type of outrageous content that juices all-important engagement metrics on Facebook and YouTube, in turn getting boosted by those platforms' algorithms. Republican campaigns, meanwhile, pour money into digital advertising at a far faster clip than their Democratic counterparts. Trump himself conducts it all with his all-powerful Twitter feed.
The agenda: Discuss how the digital world is somehow silencing their extremely loud digital voices.
The White House notably decided not to invite the major social media companies to its supposed social media summit. It instead beckoned an all-star lineup of right-wing provocateurs, fake news peddlers, pro-Trump lawmakers, political meme artists, and anti-anti-Trump contrarians.