Tech giants killing journalism, Ocasio-Cortez says

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(CNBC) — New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the weekend sounded off on the layoffs that recently hit newsrooms of the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Gannett.

“The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies and concentration of ownership,” Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. “Healthy democracy requires high-quality journalism. Without a range of independent outlets and the revenue to sustain them, our democracy will continue to crumble.”

Ocasio-Cortez specifically called out Facebook, which was used by Russia to spread disinformation during the 2016 Presidential election.

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