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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:05 AM

Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit'

Source: CNN Business

New York (CNN Business)Some of the right-wing media universe's biggest stars are set to descend on the White House Thursday for what has been billed as a "social media summit" and will likely become a forum for airing claims of anti-conservative social media bias.

In addition to inviting leaders from traditional conservative think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and Claremont Institute, the White House has requested the presence of far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.

It's perhaps the clearest example yet of President Trump legitimizing fringe political allies. The White House has repeatedly declined to release a list people it expects to attend, but some of the recipients have turned to social media to boast about being invited.

Among them are Bill Mitchell, a radio host who has promoted the extremist QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter; Carpe Donktum, an anonymous troll who won a contest put on by the fringe media organization InfoWars for an anti-media meme; and Ali Alexander, an activist who attempted to smear Sen. Kamala Harris by saying she is not an "American black" following the first Democratic presidential debates.


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/tech/white-house-social-media-summit/index.html

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Reply Trump invites right-wing extremists to White House 'social media summit' (Original post)
crazytown Jul 11 OP
Turbineguy Jul 11 #1
rpannier Jul 11 #2
Blue Owl Jul 11 #3
GReedDiamond Jul 11 #4
Grasswire2 Jul 11 #5
kimbutgar Jul 11 #6
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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:12 AM

1. Well, yeah.

It's not like any of us are going to accept an invite.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:26 AM

2. internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinforma

That's what trump does
What would anyone expect?

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:00 AM

3. Donnie's Deplorable Double Dumb-Down

n/t

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:11 AM

4. So, Q-Anon shit-spewers and InfoWars trolls are invited to this (anti)social media summit...

...while CNN, MSNBC, the failing New York Times and Washington Post and etc are "fake news."

Got it.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:51 AM

5. Gateway Pundit. Puke.

Did they also invite freerepublic?

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:56 AM

6. Interesting this is happening the same day the Netroots starts

Trying to drown our message. But there are more of us than them.

Let the hate mongers stew in their innocence and evil. All that hate eats at ones souls and infects their health. They’ll die sooner.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

7. + 100

Yes!!

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