Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calling social media a 'public health risk'

Sergio Conner
April 16, 2019

Rep. Barr sent a letter to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday to reference what he calls "a lack of civility" towards another colleague at the Capitol.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said that cutting U.S. aid Israel should be a policy consideration on Capitol Hill following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection, drawing rebuke from Jewish Democrats.

In an interview with Yahoo News' podcast "Skullduggery," the congresswoman said that Netanyahu's re-election should affect American policy on Israel.

It's an especially fraught issue for Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the two teams' home boroughs, the Bronx and Queens.

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As far as her use of Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez says she will still be there for her followers at a more a moderate level. She quickly absorbed a massive following on social media platforms, and just days after being sworn into Congress, she led a discussion on Twitter and other social media with her fellow Democrats. "There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of three with screen time". She said later in March that "I think what's tough is impeachment is something that I openly support, but it's also just the reality of having votes in the Senate to pursue that".

"The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it's you talking", Ocasio-Cortez told ABC News after emerging from class in January. 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", she added.

She said in the interview that her team still has accounts on Facebook. "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".

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