Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, says social media is a health risk

CNET | 4/17/2019 | Shelby Brown
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a firm stance on Facebook and other social media.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's quit Facebook even though the social media site was an important tool for her 2018 campaign.

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In an hour long interview on Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, the 29-year-old congresswoman said social media poses a public health risk to everybody.

"I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook. And Facebook was my primary digital organizing tool for a very long time. I gave up on it. We still sort of have accounts on it," Ocasio-Cortez told hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in the podcast published Monday.

Ocasio-Cortez - Time - Children - Years - Age

Ocasio-Cortez said that while screen time is particularly dangerous for children under three years of age, older people see negative effects like escapism and addiction. The congresswoman said...
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