And yet she’s still on Twitter and Instagram. So logic, not.
Via Daily Caller:
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview Sunday that she will no longer be using Facebook because social media poses a “public health risk,” though she will retain her accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
Ocasio-Cortez has used social media significantly to her political advantage thus far, but she announced Sunday in an interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery” that she will no longer be using Facebook, according to WaPo. Her campaign is still running Facebook ads, the Washington Post reports.
“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,” Ocasio-Cortez said to Yahoo News.
“Social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” Ocasio-Cortez said to Yahoo News. “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of 3, with screen time. 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.” (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Melts Down On Twitter Over Getting Fact-Checked)
Ocasio-Cortez told Yahoo News that she writes her own tweets and creates her own Instagram posts, saying that she tries to participate on social media “both as a person with a larger audience but also as an individual user of these platforms.”
Facebook is rapidly losing popularity with young people and teens, with only about 50 percent of teens using Facebook in 2018 according to a Pew Research Poll. Conversely, about 72 percent of teens used Instagram in 2018, 69 percent used Snapchat, and only 32 percent of teens used Twitter.