Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remarked that lawmakers needed to “rein in our media environment” to stop the spread of misinformation, and her sentiment is spreading quickly within the progressive political landscape. With President Joe Biden already facing pressure to establish a “reality czar,” how will his administration respond to the growing “deprogramming” push?
Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram live stream Jan. 12 that Congress was discussing the possibility of forming a commission regarding media literacy. “It’s one thing to have differing opinions, but it’s another thing entirely to just say things that are false. And so that’s something that we’re looking into.”