White House Hosting Social Media Summit in July

People walk on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House on June 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The White House is hosting a social media summit in July to discuss issues facing digital platforms ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

The White House confirmed to Breitbart News that the event would be held on July 11th.

“This event will bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said to Breitbart News.

It is unclear whether social media companies will send representatives to the meeting or what specifically will be on the agenda.

News of the summit was first reported by The Wall Street Journal as supporters of the president face growing censorship from social media companies like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.

On Wednesday, Reddit censored the popular r/The_Donald community of supporters of President Donald Trump putting it into quarantine.

Over 700,000 Trump supporters used the subreddit to share memes, videos, and highlights and voiced their support for the president.

Trump raised further questions about social media platform working to censor his supporters in an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.

“Let me tell you, they’re trying to rig the election,” Trump said, referring to reports of Google censorship. “That’s what we should be looking at.”

He suggested suing Google for its bias against his supporters.

“I tell you what, they should be sued, because what’s happening with the bias, and you see it with that executive from Google, the hatred for the Republicans,” he said. “It’s not even like, ‘Gee let’s lean Democrat,’ the hatred.”

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