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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Saturday reiterated past criticism of Facebook, despite paying the social-media giant hundreds of thousands of dollars for her reelection campaign.
After winning a long shot 2018 primary, Ocasio-Cortez has been hailed in the press for her social-media savvy. On Saturday, she lamented the outsized role tech companies play in politics.
"I don't know about you, but I don't want Mark Zuckerberg making decisions over my life," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Ocasio-Cortez was speaking at a rally in Queens, New York, to publicly endorse Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
"We need to build a mass movement in America centered on the working class, the poor, the middle class, one that is actively anti-racist, that is rooted in principles of universality," Ocasio-Cortez said. "The future and our future is in a public system and it's publicly owned systems because we need to take power over our lives again."
Zuckerberg himself said:
"If someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat+fight."
Well, Facebook’s reckless behavior represents a threat to our privacy & American democracy.
Some things are worth fighting for. So let’s go to the mat & fight. https://t.co/YsZzJpDBtk
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 1, 2019
That the right is mobilizing fake quotes, conspiracies + outright hatred, particularly on Congresswomen of color, shows how vapid they are on actual issues.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 19, 2018
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