October 19th, 2010
02:30 PM ET
12 years ago

White House blocks access to Facebook

Washington (CNN) - For employees inside the White House, wasting time on Facebook is not an option.

"You cannot get on Facebook at the White House," Council of Economic Advisers chairman Austan Goolsbee told CNN Money's Managing Editor Lex Haris during an interview.

"Government rules."

Ironically, Haris was interviewing Goolsbee during the weekly White House "Open for Questions" session that was streamed on the White House Facebook page where users could also submit questions live on the social network.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Jennifer

    So they're doing what most places of employment, government or not, do. What's the big deal?

    October 19, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. IHTCF

    As it should be. I'm starting to be like Betty White. It's a completely waste of time. I'm only on it so people know I'm still alive.

    October 19, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. T'SAH from Virginia

    Every company BLOCKS Facebook – What took the White House so long???? And they are a government entity!!!

    T'SAH approves this message!!

    October 19, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  4. George of the jungle

    Thank goodness. Nothing ironic about it. Now they have more time to do the job they are suppose to do.

    October 19, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  5. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Basic COMSEC. No story here.

    October 20, 2010 01:45 am at 1:45 am |