Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’ – TheGrio

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘quits’ Facebook because it ‘poses public health risk’ – TheGrio

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quit using Facebook and cut down on her use of social media in general, citing the adverse psychological results overuse of the social media site can have on users. During an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery, ” the freshman lawmaker from New York admitted that while her popularity on Facebook was crucial to her campaign that still doesn’t take away from the harsh reality that too much social media interaction can have negative effects. “I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook, ” she explained during the sit down. “And Facebook was my primary digital organizing tool for a very long time. I gave up on it.” READ MORE: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends Ilhan Omar after accusations of anti-semitism Rep. .

@AOC, who personally gave up Facebook, says "social media poses a public health risk to everybody." “I've started to kind of impose little rules on myself…" — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 15, 2019 Ocasio-Cortez has almost four million followers on Twitter, and although she’s suspended her personal account, her official page is still active one on the platform, and being used to attract support and financing for her Green New Deal. “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of three, with screen time, ” she continued. “But I think it has a lot of effects on older people. I think it has effects on everybody. Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism. .

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