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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Mastered the Politics of Digital Intimacy

Berkman Klein Fellow An Xiao Mina, author of the forthcoming Memes to Movements: How the World's Most Viral Media is Changing Social Protest and Power and a research affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, says that Ocasio-Cortez's use of Instagram is definitely new among politicians in the United States.

As more and more politicians adopt this medium, Mina says she's concerned about accountability. "Should there be a public archive or public record [of Ocasio-Cortez' chats] as soon as she's a public official? The notion of accountability gets really really tricky with disappearing stories," Mina says.

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