Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calling social media a 'public health risk'

Saul Bowman
April 17, 2019

"I think it's certainly on the table".

Ocasio-Cortez has used "Game of Thrones" in campaign imagery before, as has President Donald Trump.

As far as her use of Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez says she will still be there for her followers at a more a moderate level.

A spokeswoman for Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's office told the Lexington Herald-Leader's Washington Bureau that she does not plan on apologizing.

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Omar "isn't just anti-Semitic - she's anti-American". Among the Facebook ads are calls to support her signature Green New Deal, and fundraising pleas to support progressive legislation and to counteract a super PAC aligned against her.

Ocasio-Cortez, who said she writes all her tweets and Instagram posts, said she thinks about the effects of social media "both as a person with a larger audience but also as an individual user of these platforms". Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after Omar said the 9/11 terror attacks were "something some people did", claiming criticisms of Omar's comments incited "violence" against the controversial freshman Democrat. He urged her to apologize before visiting Kentucky, which would be "a step toward restoring a culture of respect among Members of the U.S. House of Representatives - a culture I hold in high esteem".


Comer's word of caution went viral Tuesday as Ocasio-Cortez retweeted one of Comer's remarks, adding that the "GOP's getting scared that up close, their constituents will realize I'm fighting harder for their healthcare than their own Reps".

"I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus, but I think what we are really seeing is an ascent of authoritarianism across the world", she said. I haven't endorsed anybody, but I'm very supportive of Bernie, ' Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who was only elected to Congress in November, suggested she had learnt from the experience.

Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) - a top target of the National Republican Congressional Committee - edged her out by raising $746,083 from January 1 to March 31. Fans have previously theorized that the story could end in democracy, but any attempts at establishing suffrage would have to wait until the show's protagonists have defeated the invading horde of ice zombies now moving toward them as of the end of the season premiere.

"There's just so many things", she said.

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