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."