Social Media Queen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) used her Twitter platform to defend journalists amidst a series of layoffs across the media industry.
In a Saturday tweet, the newly-elected Congressman warned that "The biggest threats to journalism today are technical monopolies and property concentrations" that argue for "high-quality journalism."
Without a host of news agencies, she warned, "Our democracy will continue to disintegrate.
The tweet follows recent cuts at HuffPost, Yahoo, AOL, BuzzFeed, and a handful of newspapers owned by Gannett – all told, some 1,000 workers lost their jobs.
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