Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quits Facebook, Calls Social Media a 'Public Health Risk'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks Wednesday

According to a Time Magazine report, Ocasio-Cortez and her staff received special training from Capitol Police on assessing visitors that may be potential threats.

Ocasio-Cortez shot to national prominence past year after unseating New York Rep. Joe Crowley, then a top Democrat in the House. The Democrat has been under fire in recent days for her recent comments about 9/11. Omar at a speech last month said that "some people did something" as she talked about the creation of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who burst onto the national stage after defeating a high-ranking incumbent, said her departure from Facebook was a "big deal" because the platform was crucial to her campaign.

Take the word of US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who went on Yahoo News' Skullduggery podcast today to talk about, among other things, how an outrageous amount of power is concentrated in the hands of just a few large technology companies.

Ocasio-Cortez touted a phone call with British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier this year, despite his lengthy history of anti-Semitism.

"So here you go, you guys are breaking news". The fund, which helps first responders and others harmed in the 9/11 attacks, is up for renewal.

Crenshaw served five deployments overseas - while on his third combat tour, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan that destroyed his right eye and badly injured his left eye.

However, many came to his defense over Ocasio-Cortez's criticism due to his status as a decorated war veteran.

But Barr in the Friday letter said Ocasio-Cortez's remarks about Crenshaw go too far. He urged her to apologize before visiting Kentucky, which would be "a step toward restoring a culture of respect among Members of the U.S. House of Representatives - a culture I hold in high esteem".

Her priorities include tackling climate change - and her environmental stance would most likely go down well among the eco-friendly crowd at the festival which has banned single-use plastic bottles on site.

Now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could follow in the footsteps of Jeremy Corbyn and address thousands of people at the Glastonbury Festival.

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