While appearing on Yahoo News’s Skullduggery podcast, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a very hard to believe revelation.
While on air, AOC shared that she has largely discontinued the use of her Facebook account before proceeding to warn others of the dangers of social media.
This is quite surprising coming from the upstart Democrat that has largely used sites like Instagram and Twitter to connect with her supporters.
“I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” she shared. “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of three, 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.”
Ocasio-Cortez further claimed that she was limiting her social media use strictly to while she should be tackling the problems that comes with being in a position of government.
“Like every once in a while, you’ll see me hop on Twitter on the weekends, but for the most part, I take consumption of content; when it comes to consumption and reading, I take the weekends off,” she said.
In actuality this appears to have been some sort of ruse, as shortly after the interview Ocasio-Cortez retweeted the podcast and then went back to tweeting multiple times per day.