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AOC is Latest Leftist Celebrity to Quit Facebook, Calls Social Media “Public Health Risk”

The legislator bemoaned the risks posed to toddlers by social media.

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AOC Deletes Facebook Public Health Risk

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told listeners to a Yahoo News podcast that she has quit Facebook, is scaling back on her social media use, and considers the popular websites a “public health risk.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has frequently leveraged her large Twitter following against her political opponents, but now the freshman congresswoman says she is curbing her use of social media, ending use of Facebook altogether, and warns that the big tech giants pose a “public health risk” to consumers, especially those under the age of three.

In the podcast, Ocasio-Cortez revealed she has deactivated her Facebook account and plans to stop using the platform. However, she will continue to use Instagram, a subsidiary of Facebook.

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Ocasio-Cortez also explained that she tries to limit her use of social media to weekdays, taking weekends off from the platforms. She said while she will sometimes use Twitter during weekends, she said “I take consumption of content, when it comes to consumption and reading, I take the weekends off.”

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She then said she believes social media to pose risks to public health.

“I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” said Ocasio-Cortez “There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of three with screen time.”

It is unknown how many toddlers use Facebook, which requires users to be at least 13 years of age to create an account.

The representative added, “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 made the remarks during an appearance on Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast on Sunday.

Big League Politics reported on the exodus of left wing celebrities from Facebook last year.

MSNBC host Kasie Hunt deleted her Facebook last year after the network became embroiled in several controversies related to privacy and politics, saying she no longer trusts the platform. She joined Cher in her decision to leave the platform.

Cher, who recently came out against illegal immigration after President Donald J. Trump proposed shipping illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities, accused Facebook of “colluding with the Russians” to interfere with elections in the United States.

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U.S. Law Enforcement Bust 27 People Connected to Mexican Sinaloa Cartel

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Over two dozen people were arrested on drug charges in connection to a Mexican cartel smuggling cocaine into the U.S. Following a two-year investigation, 27 people were arrested through Operation Tripwire, an investigation effort U.S. officials have been working on featuring members of the Sinaloa Cartel.

The trafficking network went from Los Angeles, California to Tucson, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where cocaine originating from Mexico was smuggled stateside. The United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott Brady declared “this is a large organization that was trafficking hundreds of kilograms of cocaine throughout the country and has direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”

U.S. authorities recounted that the investigations started after an agent in Pittsburgh was able to identify an address that received large quantities of suspicious-looking packages coming from California. Since then, agents started to do investigation on other members of the network across the U.S.

Across the span of seven months, authorities were able to intercept U.S. calls made by some of the alleged traffickers with Sinaloa carte leaders in Mexico. On September 9, 2020, 27 were arrested in Arizona, California, and Pennsylvania.

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According to American authorities, $1.3 million in cash and over 140 kilograms of cocaine were seized. The aforementioned people arrested are now facing a prison sentence of between 10 years and life in prison.

The border situation is no joke. Prior administrations have largely neglected the issue and have allowed for unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug trafficking to cross the U.S. border.

In a prior instance, BLP reported on how Mexico is a failed state that cannot maintain public order and is largely being pushed around by cartels. Due to its proximity to the U.S., Mexico’s problems will likely spillover stateside.

This is why border security is crucial. Thankfully, the U.S. has a president in Donald Trump that gets the memo. He’ll still need help from Congress, however,

That’s why it’s crucial that America First Republicans have strong showings at all branches of government in 2020.

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