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President Obama joins Facebook

President Barack Obama on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the White House.
President Barack Obama on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the White House. AP

Another presidential first.

President Barack Obama joined Facebook Monday. This comes after his decision to join Twitter earlier this year.

“Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” Obama posted. “I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country – a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories.”

The White House launched the POTUS Facebook page with a video of Obama giving a tour of his backyard, also a national park, which allowed him to talk about climate change. He announced he will attend a climate change summit Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

 

Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real...

Posted by President Obama on Monday, November 9, 2015
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