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CIOL Message President Obama on Facebook

Do you want to message President Obama on Facebook, just as you message your friends?


If the answer is yes, then now you can. Send a note to President Obama by messaging the White House on Facebook.

The White House said on its Facebook page, while announcing the first-of-its-kind initiative, “1801: The White House starts to receive mail. 1880: The White House takes its first phone call. 1994: The White House receives email. And today in 2016, for the first time ever, you can send a note to President Obama by messaging the White House on Facebook, the same way you message your friends.”

The White House will be using a Messenger bot, which will make messaging easy for the citizens to share and report any incident to the White House.


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The Chief Digital Officer of the White House Jason Goldman said, “Today, there are more ways than ever for us to communicate. No matter where you are or what time of day it is, it’s possible to connect instantaneously, in real time, to people all over the world. One of our jobs at the White House is to keep up. “Our goal is to meet people where they are.”

However, this is not the first of its initiative taken by Obama government to reach out to people. Every night, President Obama reads 10 letters that were sent to him by citizens and have been a part of his daily routine since taking office in 2009.


Goldman said, “These 10 “letters a day”, or 10 LADs as they are known to staff, do more to keep the President in touch with what is happening around the country than just about anything else.”

Commenting on its initiative President Obama said, "The letters not only help me to stay in touch with the people who sent me here, or the people who voted against me, but a lot of times they identify problems that might not have percolated up through the various agencies and bureaucracies. And more than once there have been occasions where these letters inspired action on real problems that are out there."

It also seems like a valid reason why Obama launched his own Twitter account and First Lady Michelle Obama is on Snapchat.

"It is about creating opportunities for people to engage with their government in new and accessible ways, using the same technologies people already rely on in daily lives. Face-to-face time is a little harder to come by these days, but technology makes it possible for anyone with an internet connection to send a message to the President and his Administration," he further added.

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