Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared on her Instagram account that she was keeping away from Twitter due to the amount of “negativity” on the platform.
The New York representative was answering questions on her Instagram stories on Monday when someone asked: “When will you come back to Twitter.”
Ms Ocasio-Cortez responded saying she turned off all her devices and wasn’t active on social media when she was infected with Covid-19 earlier this month.
“…I found that when I went to open Twitter up again, it just like wasn’t making me feel. So I mean literally I would go to open the app and almost felt like anxious,” she said.
“People kinda fight and gossip and all sort of stuff so much. And there is a lot of negativity on there,” the 32-year-old congresswoman added.
“But I’ll be back, don’t worry. Just feel like a break,” she told her 8.6 million followers.
The Democrat announced earlier on 16 January that she had contracted Covid-19 has experienced debilitating symptoms even given the added protection provided by her vaccine.
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