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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsiblity' for the US Capitol insurrection

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accuses Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of 'partial responsiblity' for the US Capitol insurrection

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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During a virtual town hall meeting, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook "bear partial responsibility" for the US Capitol insurrection.




She also said that Facebook has had "a complete lack of accountability" to democracy.




Ocasio-Cortez referred to her 2019 grilling of Mark Zuckerberg during a congressional hearing.




Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has, this week, admitted that Facebook's moderation of disinformation is "never perfect."




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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has accused Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook of being partially responsible for last week's violent siege of the US capitol building.The New York congresswoman, referring to Zuckerberg, said: "He is part of the problem. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook bear partial responsibility for Wednesday's events. Period."Speaking during a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez went on to say that Facebook was " trying to do as much damage control as possible, but they knew."She added: "Not only did they know, but they allowed it."
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