'I Have Never Experienced More Harassment': AOC Teases Major Announcement That Could Shape Her Future Social Media Dominated Politics

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doesn't seem pleased with the way that X (formerly Twitter) Owner Elon Musk is running his social media platform and has suggested that his leadership will force her to terminate her account.

In a glowing interview for The New York Times published Wednesday, entitled "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on How She’s Changed," the 33-year-old Democrat complained about Musk and the changes that have come to "our media environment."

She told The Times,

"Elon Musk taking over Twitter has dramatically changed the media environment. You’ve had this mass exodus from the platform. It’s become much more difficult for me, myself, to use. And that I think is reflected in my presence on some of these platforms."

Asked if she intends to leave the platform she said, "You know, this is a conversation that I’ve had. If one monitors my use of that platform, it has fallen precipitously. I think what would constitute a formal break is something that we actively discuss — whether it would require an event or if it’s just something that may one day happen."

As reported by Newsmax, when she was reminded that her following on X constitutes her largest social media footprint, Cortez told the outlet, "Absolutely. And that's why it's not something to be taken lightly." However, the congresswoman agreed that her continued presence on the platform gives implicit support to it.

"It’s a legitimate point. It’s something that I have absolutely struggled with. I’ve certainly pulled back on my activity on the platform due to those concerns, and I do wrestle with that."

She added, "Something that I've been focusing on a lot more is building audiences in alternative places. But, even now, when there are extraordinary events that happen, like natural disasters in the state of New York, I do think it's important to be able to have access to a messaging platform that people may trust. But it's uncomfortable."

The ongoing feud between AOC and Musk was exacerbated in May by the hijinks of a parody account that uses her name and image and was restored and even verified by X (then Twitter) after suspension. After all, parody is constitutionally protected free speech.

As reported by NBC News, the account was launched in Nov. 2018 but was permanently suspended under Jack Dorsey's leadership for "misleading" content. This decision was reversed by Musk after he acquired the company in 2022 and even engaged with the account earning him additional ire from AOC.

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FJ

Yeah A.O.C., when the opposition can return fire at your baseless accusation, lies and innuendo you buckle and run rather than fight because you have absolutely NO facts to ever prove your statements it's always a losing argument for you.

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