Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Congress is considering action to “rein in” the spread of “disinformation” through the creation of a commission on media literacy.
“There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed,” the New York Democrat told viewers on an Instagram live on Tuesday. “But it seems to be more investigatory in style rather than truth and reconciliation.”
Considerations for a commission, AOC said, came after the mob riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 that left five people dead. The riot, she said, was incited by Trump and aided by the spread of misinformation.
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“I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is a part of what happened here,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “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. It’s one thing to have differing opinions, but it’s another thing entirely to