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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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Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse

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Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.

The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer,  posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail. 

In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”

This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.

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Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”

She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”

The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”

Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”

Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”

At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.

It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks. 

Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?

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