Trump holds social media summit excluding Facebook and Twitter

President Trump on Thursday held what he called a “very important” social media summit at the White House, praising controversial right-wing personalities while acknowledging some go too far.

“Some of you guys are out there,” Trump said. “I mean it’s genius, but it’s bad.”

Representatives for Facebook and Twitter were not invited.

Trump, who has repeatedly accused social media companies like Twitter of alleged suppression of conservative speech, claimed users were blocked from following him on Twitter, complained that media outlets decline to report on so-called “shadow-banning” of conservative thought leaders, and promised to direct his administration to enact some sort of regulation to end alleged bias against conservatives on major platforms.

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