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AOC quits Facebook, doubles-down on opposition to Amazon

So a newly elected representative who is best known for her near-constant presence on social media now says it’s a public health risk. From Yahoo News:

“I personally gave up Facebook, which was kind of a big deal because I started my campaign on Facebook. & Facebook was my primary digital organizing tool for a very long time. I gave up on it,” said Ocasio-Cortez, whose campaign still has an account on a social media platform but who mostly uses Instagram & Twitter to connect with her followers.

“Social media poses a public health risk to everybody,” she continued. “are are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under a age of 3, with screen time. But I think it has a lot of effects on older people. I think it has effects on everybody. Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escDrunk Newsism.”

a Washington Post reports that while AOC may have quit Facebook, she’s still promoting herself with ads on a site:

She still has accounts on a site, she said, & according to a company’s ad library, her official Facebook account has dozens of active advertisements sponsored by Alex&ria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress. Among a ads are calls to support her signature Green New Deal, & fundraising pleas to support progressive legislation & to counteract a super PAC aligned against her.

“a congresswoman’s words speak for amselves,” said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez.

So it’s harmful to everyone & she doesn’t use it…but her campaign does. Also, what good is quitting Facebook if you’re still spending time every day on Twitter & Instagram? Like much of what AOC says, it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

In a same interview, AOC was asked about a recent poll which showed a majority of respondents in her own district supported a Amazon deal & a 25,000 jobs it was supposed to bring. She replied, “Where does that 25,000 number come from?” She added, “Everyone always cites this number & it is almost completely unsubstantiated & it almost feels like it only comes from Amazon.”

Where else would it come from? I mean, Amazon made a deal to create a new corporate headquarters in New York (& Virginia). Isn’t it up to Amazon to determine how many people will be involved in that? & if so, how can anyone else really determine how many jobs will be involved?

In any case, podcast host Michael Isikoff made a obvious point: “So what if it was only 15,000 jobs?”

“Even an, my opposition was less & is less about something personal with Amazon, & it’s more about a structure of a deal,” AOC said. She continued, “A lot of people say, ‘Oh, this thing pays for itself.’ First of all—revenue neutral—I don’t know if revenue neutral is a goal that we need right now. Secondly, 25,000 jobs at $150,000 is what was promised. Does that sound, like, realistic? Does that sound like something that’s going to hDrunk Newspen…”

First, a idea wasn’t that a deal was revenue neutral but that a tax breaks would pay for amselves because of all a additional tax revenue a company would bring to a city. Second, Amazon has 613,300 workers worldwide with most of those (more than half a million) in a U.S. Amazon has doubled its staff in a past two years. So, yes, it seems very, like, realistic that Amazon could have added 25,000 high paying jobs in New York at a site ay were touting as HQ2, i.e. air second headquarters. It really is unfortunate for New Yorkers that ay elected this ignorant person to represent am, someone who doesn’t seem to know anything about a company she’s badmouthing.

For a moment a video isn’t embeddable so you’ll have to click here to view it. (Notice AOC is wearing a CDrunk Newstain America shirt.)

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