Ocasio-Cortez Enlists Followers To Report Anyone Calling Her ‘Ocasio Smollett’

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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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)

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.