Twitter not invited to Donald Trump tech summit 'due to his failed emoji campaign'

Twitter was not invited to Donald Trump's technology summit 'due to failed emoji campaign'

Co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey was not invited to Donald Trump's summit with other technology leaders - and the alleged reason could be interpreted as petty.

A source cited by Washington news site The Hill claims Dorsey was snubbed because his social media platform did not complete an emoji deal with Trump during his presidential campaign.

Dorsey reportedly said in October that the emojis Trump's campaign wanted to use would have caused legal problems.

Gary Coby, the director of advertising for Trump's election campaign, said one of the emojis they wanted to use featured a bag of money to go alongside the hashtag #CROOKEDHILLARY.

Twitter said this would not be clear enough, as it would not show it was from the Trump campaign.

The campaign wanted to use the emojis around the debate held on October 9.

However Sean Spicer, chief strategist for the Republican National Committee, has called reports that Dorsey did not get an invitation because of the emoji "another example of false, reprehensible, pathetic, tabloid faux journalism."