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Trump to Meet With Google CEO, Other Tech Heads in October

FILE - A Google logo is seen at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, July 19, 2016.

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and other tech executives this month at a social media summit.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that the administration hoped Facebook and Twitter would send representatives to the meeting. Kudlow added the event would most likely happen in mid-October, though no date has been set.

Prominent conservatives, including the president, have accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of silencing right-leaning voices on their platforms, a suspected practice called "shadow banning."

Kudlow had a meeting with Pichai last Friday, which he described as "great."

Pichai drew flack from senators last month after failing to send an executive to a hearing, and he has agreed appear at another.