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Trump Invites Big Tech Representatives To White House To Discuss Online Extremism

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The Trump administration will host a summit Friday with a slew of tech companies to discuss the rise of extremism on their platforms.

The gathering will include “senior administration officials along with representatives of a range of companies,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a press statement. He did not name the companies who would be present. The meeting comes shortly after 22 people were killed during a mass shooting Saturday in El Paso, Texas.

Trump pledged Wednesday to “do something about” online hate, telling reporters outside the White House that he is “concerned for any group of hate, I don’t like it… whether it’s white supremacy or any other kind of supremacy.”

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The El Paso gunman posted a manifest on 8chan, an internet message board known for its anything-goes mentality with respect to how it govern’s content. The portal is offline after security and hosting companies dropped the site. 8chan can still communicate with followers through a verified Twitter account.

Trump received criticism in July for not inviting tech companies to a summit that month discussing the extent of big tech’s censorship of conservatives. Some of those who were invited believe Facebook, Google and other big tech companies should be broken up or more aggressively regulated.

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  1. I recently watched a James Bond movie with Roger Moore who prevented a mad man from flooding Silicon Valley. Today is the time for an earth quake to destroy it.

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