On Thursday, the United States President Donald Trump has assailed Google, Facebook, and Twitter, accused of exhibiting “terrible bias” and influencing his supporters at the White House “social media summit” that critics rebuked for offering a prominent stage to some of the most controversial and incendiary voices on the Internet.
In the conference, President Trump has represented his highest-profile broadside against Silicon Valley after months of charges that tech firms censor websites and conservative users He also sought to rally his widely following onlines allies, whom he acknowledged as “journalists and influencers” that can reach almost half a billion of people, entering 2020 Presidential Elections.
President Trump claims, “Some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.”
He has delivered his winding broadside against Google, Facebook, and Twitter, accused of political bias, which denied the firms at an event featuring Republican lawmakers, social-media meme makers, and GOP campaign strategists in the White House. It further criticized the actual target of the President, which is to use the policy summit as a re-election force.
But Democratic Lawmakers claims that they were alarmed that the US President had invited hs supporters, who aim at targeting the political opponents of President Trump with misleading videos, provoking tweets, and hard-to-debunk conspiracy theories. President Trump further praised Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe, which has widely criticized the highly edited videos of the matters.
“Somebody said he’s controversial,” President Trump said, “He’s truthful.”
In reply, critics complain that the US President had validated their controversial tactics in the early days of 2020 Presidential Race.
This has the appearance not of a social media summit but a political rally and call for the right,” said Democratic Sen Mark Warner of Virginia, adding that “the fact that some of the most extreme voices on social media are coming to the White House, and they get a forum to complain about how often they’re retweeted, and that the actual platform companies aren’t even invited, smacks of the absurd.”
Meanwhile, the Southern Poverty Law Center has accused the President is “essentially conducting a hate summit at the White House,” claims Heidi Beirich, the director of the group’s work to track online extremism.
Google, Facebook, and Twitter each have declined comment.
President Trump threatened additional examination to come, promised to bring big tech firms to Washington for a forthcoming meeting while directing federal agencies to explore “all regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech.”
He has accused the tech giants of months of allegations that they are biased against conservatives, even accused of trying to influence 2020 Presidential Elections. President Trump said that the tech firms had engaged in “collusion” and worked in opposition to a “certain group of people that happen to be in power, that happen to have won the election.” The US President has repeatedly threatened to probe or regulated the tech firms, sparked a number of hearings for strict laws among Capitol Hill and Republicans.
However, President Trump hasn’t offered proof for his charges against the tech firms to undermine Elections in the United States or Republicans.
“A lot of bad things are happening,” added President Trump.
The Internet Association President Michael Beckerman said, “This is large, I think, a political event.” Internet Association is a US-based trade group, which represents Google, Facebook, and other tech firms. Mr. Beckermen has stressed there is “no conservative bias on our platforms.”
After receiving the invitation, Project Veritas and O’Keefe said that “Project Veritas can be synergistic with the Trump administration to pull back the curtain surrounding Big Tech.”
According to a statement from the official site of Gateway Pundit, “After the 2016 election Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon (in advertising) decided the best way to prevent another Trump win was to silence conservative voices in America,” adding that “the tech giants in two years did more to destroy Freedom of Speech than at any other time in US history.”
Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone is the leading of top tech committee in the House said, “It’s not surprising that one of the loudest disseminators of misinformation is inviting known extremists and conspiracy theory peddlers to the White House social media summit,” adding that “It’s a shame President Trump would prefer to fan the same fires of online social discord that Russia sparked in the 2016 election rather than bring real experts together to address the issue of content moderation in a thoughtful and rational manner.”