WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — The White House social media summit is scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon and representatives from the largest platforms in the industry are not expected to attend.
Facebook confirmed that they did not receive an invitation. Twitter and Google's Alphabet, which owns YouTube, also did not receive invitations, according to reports. Company representatives would not provide comment.
With the big three social media players sidelined from the event, it has left a lot of open space for other voices.
Based on the confirmed list of attendees, the summit will almost certainly focus on allegations of censorship and anti-conservative political bias by platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.