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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez quits Facebook, calls social media a ‘public health risk’


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose mastery of social media has helped drive the national conversation and shed light on the inner workings of congressional power, has given up on the most popular social network in the world.

In an interview Sunday with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the New York Democrat said she stopped using her Facebook account and was scaling back on all social media, which she described as a “public health risk” because it can lead to “increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism.”

Interesting, given the destructive forces of the Brogressives on social media. She definitely seems to be breaking with the puritopians of Sanders and the Justice Democrats. We need a strong left voice that is not as batshit crazy as the knuckle draggers on the right.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:38 PM

 AnBr, on 15 April 2019 - 07:15 PM, said:

We need a strong left voice that is not as batshit crazy as the knuckle draggers on the right.

That's a pretty low bar, don't you think?
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 07:44 PM

 baw1064, on 15 April 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

That's a pretty low bar, don't you think?

Perhaps, but apparently one that some of the puritopians can't cross.
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"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

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“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:38 PM

Maybe she'd be interested in joining TRS.
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Posted 15 April 2019 - 11:29 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 15 April 2019 - 09:38 PM, said:

Maybe she'd be interested in joining TRS.

Hopefully she's choose a non-obvious handle, lest we get overrun with trolls.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:26 AM

Cannot get in unless Charles lets her. I had to do that for DCoronata and George. And Kerini, FWIW. So we are safe here. We should be trying to get more new blood though. I try hard on Bloomberg to no avail. Part of the problem is that the site is not secure.

Even though a bit of an echo chamber, this is far superior social media IMO.
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