Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quitting Facebook because it is a ‘public health ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has nearly 4 million Twitter followers, announces she is quitting Facebook and cutting back on social media because it is a ‘public health risk’ Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is quitting Facebook She says social media can lead to increased isolation and feelings of depression  Popular Democrat and New York Rep. has nearly 4 million followers on Twitter

By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline

Published: 09:55 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 09:55 BST, 16 April 2019

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Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has revealed that she is quitting Facebook and cutting down on her use of social media because it is a 'public health risk'.

The representative for New York, popularly referred to as AOC, admitted that Facebook was crucial to her campaign but said that social media can lead to 'increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism.'

The 29-year-old's statement comes less than a month after advising her supporters and constituents to contact her on

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