Ocasio-Cortez Says Congress Must ‘Rein In’ Media Environment

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Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that Congress is looking into reining in “our media environment” to prevent the spread of disinformation.  “We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation, and misinformation,” she said.  The New York Democrat previously suggested that lists of Trump supporters should be made and used to hold the president’s supporters accountable in the future.

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that Congress is looking into reining in “our media environment” to prevent the spread of disinformation.

Ocasio-Cortez discussed how she feared for her life during last week’s Capitol Riot in a live stream on Instagram Tuesday evening, Fox News reported. A viewer asked Ocasio-Cortez if Congress is discussing “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives” to help with healing following the turbulent events of the past few weeks, the publication reported.

“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed but it seems to be more investigatory in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio Cortez noted that “several members of Congress” have brought up “media literacy” in these discussions.

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“We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” she said.

The New York Democrat previously suggested that lists of Trump supporter should be made and used to hold the president’s supporters accountable in the future.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future,” Ocasio-Cortez asked the day before media outlets called the presidential race for Biden. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”

Liberal media figures and outlets have also previously suggested that President-elect Joe Biden should take an aggressive approach to combating conservative media when he becomes president of the United States.

Journalist Glen Greenwald predicted in October that media will target Trump supporters even if Biden won the election, warning that Trump’s presidency enabled media “to elevate everybody’s fear level” and portray Trump as “a grave threat to everything that’s good” in modern society.

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