Obama To Hold Facebook Town Hall In California

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama intends to hold a town hall-style session on Facebook later this month during a trip to California.

Social media has been a popular means for Obama to communicate with supporters, particularly during his 2008 presidential campaign. The White House is eager to tap into the youthful audience that drives Facebook.

Facebook is talking to former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about joining its communications team, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed sources.

The Facebook session will be conducted April 20 from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. According to an announcement posted on the White House Facebook page, the session will include company CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. It will be streamed live over the Internet.

The White House says Obama will conduct a discussion on the economy and the need to reduce the government’s debt while still spending on innovation and other administration priorities.

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  1. Faith G Groves says:

    Will anyone be able to participate or will it be a chosen few? Will he accept criticism as well as praise, or will he just speak and therer will be no question and/or answer portion?

  2. Everyday Guy says:

    Worst president in American history. Are happy with your hope and change?

    1. bryan says:

      not great, I’ll agree..but come one..were you in america during the Bush years..and Reagan?? sheesh!

    2. Josh Butts says:

      Worse than Nixon?

    3. Rodney says:

      Apparently you were in a coma during the GW years.

  3. ck says:

    Sounds the the same beginning as the Hitler youth. He doesn’t have the courage to explain his views to anyone over 25.

  4. David Huffman says:

    Every God fearing American NEEDS TO TELL OBAMA TO GO GET STUFFED!!! If he thinks he has any votes coming from the children of BABY BOOMERS then he needs to do one thing SHOW US HE’S SERIOUS AND START GETTING RID OF ALL OF THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS,STARTING WITH THE 50+MILLIONS OF THE MEXICANS!!!! AND CLOSE THE BORDER WHILE HE’S BSing AND BRING ALLOF OUR MILITARY FORCES HOME SO THEY CAN PROTECT OUR BORDERS AND TELL THE MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES TO GO TO HELL !!!

  5. Larry says:

    He targets the social media groups b/c the majority of them are young liberals who may have been trained to deserve any entitlement programs that he will propose. Look at the result of the last presidential election, we see that the zero-generation’s voting records reflects their ignorance and unawareness of truth and lies and unfulfilled promises that he fails to deliver. Don’t believe me, copy and paste this link to browsers and watch it yourself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm1KOBMg1Y8 If obama wins in 2012, it means two things, either the general public is stupid or he commits voting frauds.

  6. Terry McCabe says:

    Frankly I am tired of President Obama running around the world on Air Force 1 at the tax payers expense in full campaign mode trying to tell Americans what and how to think.

    It is time that President Obama spends more time in the White House and as the person elected to run our Federal government to be making executive decision to reduce government spending.

    Obama needs to be reminded that the problem with re-distribution of wealth and socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money to spend.l With our government borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar spends from countries like communist China, our government has run out over other peoples money. Unless you want to destroy America, because your radical father abandoned you as a child.

  7. Mason Jefferson dot com says:

    All you have to do is google obama hard rock video to see who this guy really is. Using his own words against himself. Mason Jefferson dot com

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