Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez encouraged her followers to report anyone who challenged her claims about the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Ocasio-Cortez’s call for help combating hashtags occurred just as two in particular were trending — #AOClied and #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett — spread by people who challenged some of her recent claims about the Capitol riot.
Several people shared screenshots of an email from “Team AOC,” Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign team, that encouraged supporters to “fight disinformation” by reporting people who were “spreading flat-out lies and misleading information about Alexandria.” (RELATED: ‘Alexandria Ocasio Smollett’ Trends As Critics Punch Holes In Her Dramatic Cap Hill Story)
If you still don’t understand AOC is controlled opposition used by the Dem party to rebrand progressives as the new liberals here is what she’s focused on ínstead of helping people. pic.twitter.com/ygmxWK6o5H
— Fiorella Isabel (@Fiorella_im) February 4, 2021
This email is allegedly from “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress”
It instructs people to:
-Find social media posts with “misleading” info
-Not use trending hashtags
-Report posts to the platforms
It comes after AOC had 2 negative #1 trending hashtags over the last 24 hours pic.twitter.com/rSbUgYMhxv
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 4, 2021
AOC is going to her email list to ask them to petition Facebook and Twitter to take down posts correctly stating she wasn’t in the Capitol building at the time of the riots? https://t.co/AgZyft0D0m
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) February 4, 2021
I wrote this on Monday night. Now we also now that AOC was in the Cannon building, which Nancy Mace confirmed was never breached by protesters. Video and text receipts show the building being evacuated before 2 pm. When you start catching flak, you know you’re over the target. pic.twitter.com/DmTUgZ2sn8
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) February 4, 2021
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) February 4, 2021
Ocasio-Cortez has argued that it was her critics who were misleading people because the Cannon building, where her office is located and where she was hiding, is a part of the Capitol complex.
This is the latest manipulative take on the right.
They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex.
We were all on the Capitol complex – the attack wasn’t just on the dome.
The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too. pic.twitter.com/jI18e0XRrd
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 3, 2021