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Key Words: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calls social media ‘a public health risk’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s nimbleness at using social media helped her win a seat in Congress and into the national spotlight. But that doesn’t mean she’s a fan.

“Social media poses a public health risk to everybody.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In an interview posted Sunday on Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast, the New York Democrat said she’s given up Facebook FB, +0.31% , and is cutting back on her use of Twitter TWTR, +0.99% and Instagram, citing the ill effects of social media.

“I think it has effects on everybody,” she said. “Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism.

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