Facebook and Twitter reportedly not invited to Trump's social media summit at White House

Facebook and Twitter were reportedly not invited by the White House to a social media summit hosted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE.

CNN reports the two prominent social media companies were not extended invitations, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The summit, set for Thursday, is set to address issues relevant to social media today, all the more important as Trump utilizes the platforms like no other president before him.

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The White House has not made public the various companies that will be attending Thursday’s event.

Trump has frequently gone after Twitter and Google for what he alleges, without evidence, is the censoring of conservative voices on the platforms.

He has previously met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai to address his grievances with their companies.

Trump reportedly questioned Dorsey specifically on why he was losing followers on Twitter, to which Dorsey explained it was likely bots who were removed from the platform causing Trump’s loss of followers.

Sources told CNN it was not surprising that neither Twitter nor Facebook were invited to the event.

The White House in May launched a tool that gives people the ability to report what they deem to be cases of social media bias.

The Hill has reached out to both Facebook and Twitter for comment, as well as the White House.