According to several U.S. media reports, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (also referred to as “AOC” by some people) recently announced in a video that the U.S. Congress is discussing whether to set up a special
The committee dealing with the increasingly serious problem of “fake news” in the U.S. news media to avoid the recurrence of violent attacks on the U.S. Capitol and infringement on the U.S. political system by supporters of U.S. President Trump who are incited by “fake news”.
But her proposal immediately attracted a lot of criticism from conservative media and forces in the United States, saying that she was trying to subvert America’s “freedom of speech” and want to establish a “department of truth” in the United States to censor opinions.
According to Fox News, Ocasio Cortez recently posted a video on her own social account, in which she talked about her views on the recent “violent impact” of U.S. Capitol Hill by supporters of US President Trump, especially some news media spread about The inflammatory effect of “fraudulent” false information in the U.S. election on this “violence” incident.
“We have to figure out ways to limit our media environment so people can’t randomly spread false and false information,” Ocasio Cortez said. “Holding different opinions and spreading false information is something completely different.”
She also said that the U.S. Congress is exploring whether to set up a committee to investigate the dissemination of false and false information in the U.S. media, and some lawmakers are also discussing issues related to media reporting capacity.
Ocasio Cortez pointed out that the problem of spreading fake news in the American media is not groundless. Analysis by a large number of mainstream media in the United States shows that the “violent shock” of Trump supporters was that the U.S. Congress was “violently impacted” by Trump supporters two weeks ago because US President Trump and the conservative media who supported him continued to spread serious “fraud” claims about the U.S. election, although these claims have always lacked the most Evidence of code.
A recent report by USA Today pointed out that the “fraud” allegations of unfounded election results that have been spreading by conservative media in the United States, including Fox News, have been spreading since the November 2020 election in the United States, which prompted the “violent” that hit the U.S. Congress two weeks ago. One of the main reasons is that the media reports “washed” an originally “false” accusation.
Moreover, some American polling agencies have found that although the Internet technology is becoming more and more developed and information is spreading faster and faster, it does not make Americans know the truth and things of a thing more, but makes them more vulnerable to disinformation that caters to their tastes or emotions. and deception.
For example, a survey released by the National Public Broadcasting Network and the American polling agency Ipsos at the end of last year showed that not only one-third of respondents in the United States believe that Biden won the presidential election by “fraud”, but also 40% of the respondents believe that the novel coronavirus was “made by Chinese laboratories”.
More absurdly, only 47% of all respondents said that the statement that “American politics and media are being controlled by a group of paedophile elites who worship Satan” is false.
However, the proposal of U.S. congressmen such as Ocasio Cortez to crack down on such serious fake news and even anti-intellectualism in the field of American news and public opinion has aroused the collective opposition of the conservative media in the United States that spreads these false information.
These media also collectively labeled Ocasio Cortez’ proposal as negative political labels as “suppressing freedom of speech” and even “she’s going to establish a ministry of truth”, citing that the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and the Supreme Court of the United States have determined that “freedom of speech” should not be suppressed by the government, even “false information”. .
Fox News, which has nothing to do with the turbulent wave of fake news in the field of American public opinion, also accused her proposal of “not the United States” and “only countries like China will do this”.
However, in a commentary on freedom of speech and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the New York Times pointed out last year that more and more American constitutional scholars and social scientists are beginning to question whether the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution’s “formula” for the protection of freedom of expression is too “simple”, especially Is this kind of protection “out of date”?
“It’s time to think about whether the way the United States protects freedom of speech is really defending our freedom,” the article wrote. The article also pointed out that fascism also came to power by taking advantage of the loopholes of freedom of expression and constantly spreading false information and hate speech.