Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Jan. 26, 2019 1 min read

Gonna keep it 💯: The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies & concentration of ownership.

Healthy democracy *requires* high-quality journalism.

W/o a wide range of independent outlets & the revenue to sustain them, our democracy will continue to crumble.

Most platforms currently have 0 incentive to disseminate high-quality, true information.

In fact, FB *paid* for info tied to conspiracy theories on those demanding for accountability.

It matters. Soros was the 1st to get mailed a bomb last year. 

The fact of the matter is the current monopoly trend is societally & economically unsustainable.

We can’t simply accept the cliché that “journalism is dying.”

Journalism will only die if we choose not to fight for it - and if journalism dies, our democracy will, too.

If you want to read more on the issue of monopolies, anti-trust, corruption, and ways to address it, I recommend checking out @ZephyrTeachout.

She literally wrote the book on it.

You can follow @AOC.


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