- Facebook and Twitter were not invited, and Trump bashed the companies for censoring right-wing voices.
- Dotted around the summit were blown-up versions of Trump's tweets, as well as definitions of terms such as "doxing."
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US President Donald Trump presided over the White House's first social media summit on Thursday.
Big firms like Facebook and Twitter were not invited, and Trump railed against them for censoring conservative voices , something both companies deny.
But while Twitter may not have been invited, the White House was happy to put up giant print-outs of some of Trump's favorite tweets, as noted by some of the right-wing media personalities and meme-makers in attendance.
One such tweet, from 2012, said: "Many are saying I'm the best 140 character writer in the world." Conservative video-maker Caleb Hull spotted the sign:
A photo from former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, who also attended the summit, showed a tweet from 2017 making light of Trump's famous "covfefe" gaffe that went viral in 2017.
At the summit, Trump boasted about his spelling abilities , but said his fingers don't always keep up with his brain when he's tweeting from his phone.
Also dotted around the summit were placards bearing definitions of words including "doxing" and "demonetization."
Hull pointed out that in the definition of "doxing," the word "publicly" was misspelled.
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