President Donald Trump is hosting a right-wing meet-up of extremist social media influencers and conspiracy theorists at the White House Thursday and the internet can't help but mock them.
As a collective group, these social media accounts have a huge ability to spread fake news across platforms during crucial points during an election. Some of the account holders are known for disseminating birther conspiracies, "false flag" allegations after shootings and more.
Part of the agenda for the #TrollSummit will revolve around what Trump calls social media censorship. He believes that his supporters are being censored when they violate the terms of service on social platforms. He also saw a dramatic drop in his Twitter following after the site did a purge of accounts they perceived to be bots. It resulted in a 9 million-account drop on the site. Trump believed that this was about him and his supporters and whined his complaints in person to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
You can see the best mockery and attacks about the #TrollSummit below:
The President is having his friends over to talk about the computer!— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan)1562860881.0
@pattymo Tim Pool: No sir, you have to actually win solitaire for the cards to do the dancing thing. Yes, it IS very unfair.— Wenzler Powers (@Wenzler Powers)1562860975.0
Trump’s intuitive grasp of how to control the story is incredible. In no sense is today’s thing at the White House… https://t.co/BDFqyna2up— Jay Yarow (@Jay Yarow)1562845452.0
Instead of combatting Russian social media misinformation, punishing anti-competitive practices, or protecting Amer… https://t.co/3J8Nkq2y7h— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner)1562860746.0
So I just found out that fringe site https://t.co/qpXo3GNJRl, once a choice place for neo-Nazi militant groups, wil… https://t.co/vqUzVEo35G— Ben Makuch (@Ben Makuch)1562791174.0
RTs are not endorsements. Inviting trolls to the White House, however, is. https://t.co/7BcSBDeFor @oliverdarcy— Jason Farkas (@Jason Farkas)1562796127.0
"A conspiracy theorist, a meme creator and a plagiarist. Those are just some of the eyebrow raising attendees who w… https://t.co/Hmbg3iOj8v— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1562859875.0
Trump’s so-called social media summit today is really nothing more than an excuse for racists to whine that they ar… https://t.co/hLCSWg8k70— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1562845025.0
@realDonaldTrump “Oppressed” Republican White Men attending White House Snowflake Summit, to complain about how the… https://t.co/P3ZyBASufu— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1562846244.0
Trump is timing his white supremacist social media summit with ICE raids and the census question— Greg Dworkin (@Greg Dworkin)1562848403.0
Trump inviting to White House "Social Media Summit" chairman of 'Students for Trump' Ryan Fournier, who worked clos… https://t.co/4037QDjHSl— It's Going Down (@It's Going Down)1562810737.0