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White House Displays Misspelled Posters At Social Media Summit Attended By Far-Right Extremists

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White House Displays Misspelled Posters At Social Media Summit Attended By Far-Right Extremists

Ahead of its “social media summit” Thursday afternoon, the White House printed and displayed several of President Trump’s tweets, as well as various definitions of words containing several misspellings.

“Thanks — many are saying I’m the best 140 character writer in the world. It’s easy when it’s fun,” read one of Trump’s tweets from 2012.

The White House also featured printed cards with definitions of words like “doxing,” which was defined as “publically[sic] releasing private information for the purpose of harassment and/or the incitement of violence.”

Social media users mocked a few apparent misspellings, as noted by reporter Caleb Hull. Hull tweeted: “In one of their printed out definitions, they spelled ‘Publicly’ wrong.”

CNN also noted that the invite list for the social media summit included “far-right internet personalities and trolls, some of whom have pushed conspiracy theories, lies and misinformation.”

Among them are Bill Mitchell, a radio host who has promoted the extremist QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter; Carpe Donktum, an anonymous troll who won a contest put on by the fringe media organization InfoWars for an anti-media meme; and Ali Alexander, an activist who attempted to smear Sen. Kamala Harris by saying she is not an “American black” following the first Democratic presidential debates.

Other eyebrow raising attendees include James O’Keefe, the guerrilla journalist whose group Project Veritas tried to trick reporters at the Washington Post by planting a source who told the paper that she had been impregnated as a teenager by failed Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore; Charlie Kirk, the founder of the right-wing student group Turning Point USA who sometimes posts misleading information on social media; and Benny Johnson, the journalist-turned-activist who was fired for plagiarism by BuzzFeed and demoted at the Independent Journal Review for violating company standards.


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