WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Is ‘Scaling Back’ Her Personal Social Media Use Because It Is a ‘Public Health Risk’

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed on Sunday that she quit Facebook because of the tech giant’s monopoly on content and deleterious effects on mental health.

“I personally gave up, 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,” the 29-year-old freshman lawmaker in an interview with Yahoo’s Skullduggery podcast.

Though AOC still manages her Twitter and Instagram accounts, she no longer uses a personal Facebook because of its negative “amplified impacts” on users’ lives.

“I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” she explained. “There are amplified impacts for young people … but I think it has a lot of effects on older people. It has effects on everybody: increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism.”

Watch below:

She has a point.

For some, the lure of Facebook evaporated when the site opened itself up to people other than college kids.

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Brandon began his writing career in a hospital bed in July, 2017. His mission is to provide insight into current events via daily breaking news. Brandon is also a writer for Knowable and The Hill Reporter and a contributing editor for Chosen Magazine. A total politics junkie, he ruins everyone's newsfeed on a daily basis. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University. He has three cats.