NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Bronx and Queens congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s quitting Facebook.

She told a Yahoo podcast that she’s given up her personal account.

Ocasio-Cortez acknowledges she started her campaign on Facebook, but she says she now believes social media poses a public health risk that can increase feelings of isolation and depression.

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In January, Ocasio-Cortez helped lead a session hosted by the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee “on the most effective ways to engage constituents on Twitter and the importance of digital storytelling.”

  1. Pat Mc Ginley says:

    She has now removed access to her Facebook page. Media-smart career politicians like Alexandria don’t like to give opportunities for negative feedback – like Facebook. Some of them do it by restricting Facebook options to ‘like’ and ‘share’. No ‘comment’ option. To get elected, she abandoned her condemnation of the vicious, genocidal Israeli apartheid regime. Now, she wants to just reduce the money which funds the slaughter, genocide, war crimes. Pathetic and shameful, Alexandria! But typical career politician pretending to care for other people.

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