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AOC says Congress may form commission to ‘rein in’ media after Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez revealed that Congress is looking into creating an investigative commission to “rein in” the media in the wake of the US Capitol siege.

During a lengthy Instagram Live on Tuesday evening where she revealed that she feared for her life during the siege, the “Squad” member accused the mainstream media of “spewing disinformation” ahead of the deadly riot which killed five people.

“There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation,” she said.

“I do think that several members of Congress in some of my discussions have brought up media literacy because that is part of what happened here,” she went on.

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

“It’s one thing to have differentiating opinions, but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false so that’s something that we’re looking into.”

Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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Members of the House of Representatives take their oath of office during the first session of the 117th Congress in Washington

“We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Instagram Live yesterday.

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