The White House, as seen from the South Lawn in Washington, October 17, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House will be top on social media next month, in the midst of the growing criticism of the President, Donald Trump, and some of them in Congress right now.
White House spokesman Judd Deere said its July 11 meeting will bring together the digital leaders for a robust discussion about the opportunities and challenges faced by today’s online environment.” The White House did not say who will take part in the big social media companies don’t immediately and confirm that they will attend.
Home to more than 61 million followers on Twitter, and on Wednesdays has been steady attacks on Twitter, and to suggest, without evidence, in a Fox Business Network interview that Twitter is the “very, very difficult for people to join you on Twitter… and they will make it a lot harder for me to get the message across.
“Social media is just awful what they are doing.”
Twitter did not immediately comment, while Facebook declined to comment on the summit by Wednesday evening. Alphabet, Inc. Google, do not immediately respond to a request for comment.
At a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, members of the three social media companies, faces, asked about the efforts to remove extremist content, and the perceived conservative bias.
Report by David Shepardson; Editing by Bill Trott