Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook, Calls Social Media a 'Public Health Risk'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks Wednesday

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced on Sunday that she is no longer using Facebook and is cutting back on all social media for health reasons associated with being too engaged with social media.

She remains active on other social media sites, posting on Twitter Monday morning and keeping her (Facebook-owned) Instagram account open, though she hasn't posted on that since March 31.

And the congresswoman returned the compliment, saying she had a "lovely and wide-reaching conversation" and gushed about their "great hope in the peace, prosperity, + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race, + identity at home & abroad".

'I also think what Elizabeth Warren has been bringing to the table is truly remarkable, truly remarkable and transformational, ' Ocasio-Cortez said.

"But I think that we need to expand what those policy conversations are because I would-as just a citizen of this country-I would be very concerned if Trump started really pursuing more and more and more increasingly unsafe policies, and everyone just standing aside saying this is normal", she said. "I take in consumption and reading during the week but on the weekends I am not scrolling through trying to see what content journalists are writing".

By promoting ambitious forward-thinking policies including the Green New Deal, a bill to address human-induced climate-change, Ocasio-Cortez has found herself the preferred target of white conservative ire in the USA - including becoming the recipient of multiple death threats, according to reports. She predominantly uses Twitter and Instagram to connect with her fans, as Yahoo News notes, with a following of about 3.93 million on Twitter and about 3 million on Instagram.

Meanwhile there is speculation the Labour leader is on standby if AOC can not make it.




Recent Democrat polling shows Biden slowly losing momentum among supporters, with Vermont Sen.

She added that a potential Biden run "does not particularly animate me right now" and she has "a lot of issues" with that prospect.

Where else would it come from?

"I don't know. I mean ..." And if so, how can anyone else really determine how many jobs will be involved? "Do you believe this should affect USA policy to the state of Israel?" co-host Michael Isikoff asked.

"Even then, my opposition was less and is less about something personal with Amazon, and it's more about the structure of the deal", AOC said.

"I support impeaching this President", she said. "I haven't endorsed anybody, but I'm very supportive of Bernie".

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