US President Barack Obama on Monday launched his own Facebook page, which according to the White House will be “a place for conversations with the American people about the most important issues facing our country.”
In his first post, President Obama invited readers to join him for a walk on the South Lawn of the White House to discuss efforts to combat climate change and his upcoming meeting with world leaders in Paris about global action to address this serious issue.
“I hope you’ll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important. At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it. Share your thoughts in the comments, and pass this message on to folks you think need to see it.”
According to the White House, President Obama’s Facebook page “will serve as a new place online to engage directly with the American people, with videos and posts coming exclusively from him. The President is committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history, and this page will offer Americans a new venue to share their thoughts with the President on the issues that they care about the most.”