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Traditional social media sites left out of summit at White House

Credit: CBS News- Published on July 11, 2019
The White House is holding a social media summit, but companies like Facebook and Twitter did not receive an invite. Instead, conservative organizations were extended a welcome. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joined "CBSN AM" to break down what to expect and what the Trump administration could stand to gain.
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Credit: The Street
Published on July 10, 2019 -  00:43
Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Won't Include Facebook, Twitter or YouTube
The White House has scheduled a social media summit for this week, but major platforms won't be there. Trump didn't invite Facebook , Twitter or YouTube to the summit, instead extending invited to various right-wing publishers, the AP reported on Tuesday. While the exact reasons for Trump's criticisms aren't clear, he isn't alone in his belief that social platforms don't do a very good job at moderating content. Content moderation is one of several areas that lawmakers have signaled an interest in regulating, along with data privacy, antitrust and tax avoidance among major tech companies. For more on what to expect from the White House Social Media Summit, watch the video above. Related. Trump Snubs Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at 'Social Media Summit' This Week Watch: Will Facebook's New Crypto Venture Kill Bitcoin or Fuel the Fire?

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