Obama's Facebook warning
Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook's California offices on April 20, 2011.
October 25th, 2012
12:55 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama's Facebook warning

(CNN) - Barack Obama has over 31 million fans on Facebook, so perhaps his advice about using the site comes with expertise.

He offered his two cents in response to a question from the reader of the magazine US Weekly, according to excerpts posted online.

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A 16 year-old reader from Detroit asked Obama for advice the president would give someone who aspires to reach the Oval Office himself.

"Be careful what you post on Facebook!" Obama said, according to the magazine.

"And most of all, take your education seriously," he added. "I'm only where I am today because I had great teachers and access to great education, and because I worked hard in school."

Obama's social media presence - which includes his Facebook, Twitter, and representation on other social media sites - is largely managed by his campaign, although his campaign has said he will occasionally make posts himself, which he signs with his initials.

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soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. Michaela

    I think your President is starting to show his true colors.
    He is petty , distorts facts and carries on a cover up and lies about a tragic incident where Americans lost their lives due to the negligence of this administration.
    Now we can add being foul mouthed.

    October 26, 2012 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
  2. Mona Callender

    wish I knew why the Obama people love this guy so much.....it is truly mind boggling.....here you got a president that gave us 6T more in debt, 24M people out of work, millions more on food stamps, lying publicly and caught (worse than Watergate and Clintons Affairs) 4 people dead and who knows how many more with Fast and Furious.....CROOKS in high paid and view positions.....yet there are still people that want him to stay in as our President. Its not him that bothers me its his policies and his friends. He has not told the American People the Truth on ANYTHING. Wheres his transparency at? I would Vote for "Goofy" or"Mickey Mouse" just to get this traitor out of the White House. Whats so interesting about this guy? Would someone please explain to me.....leave Romney out of it. Think about what he has done in the last four years....think about all the money he and his family have spent (our money) on traveling, eating, partying, golf, basketball, Hawaii, around the world travel. Yet he has never visited Israel. He bows to the muslims and china??? whats up with that? Please Please tell me.....I am so confused on the American People that would want this same man in for another 4 years to give to their kids and their grandkids this debt and problem.....aren't we as Responsible Parents and soon or who want to be parents ashamed of this person? Look at what we have given our unborn (if they get to be born) about 50,000 dollars of debt as soon as they come out of the womb....is that right?

    October 26, 2012 05:03 am at 5:03 am |
  3. Due

    Romney is a fraud, tax cheat who has nothing in common with most Americans other than having a wife and children. He wants me to trust him with my vote but he doesn't trust me to see his tax returns. He is talking about how bad the American economy is yet it never occurred to him how many jobs his millions and investments in foreign countries would have created at home. He said he knows how to create jobs but his experiences at Bain Capital was all about acquiring, bankrupting, and flipping businesses for massive profits. Romney is a milliom miles away from the truth and trust...

    October 26, 2012 05:27 am at 5:27 am |
  4. Turning 62

    Going forward choice is very logical – do the voters in respective states – want to continue with status quo – unaccountability and lame duck four years past & future of leadership. Voters have to show lack of performance as leader and marginal success is not to be tolerated or rewarded for the failure is vision and leadership. The change in Presdency will for a succesful Romney / Ryan can re-energize US productivity and aspirations of the average citizen!!
    Second term is a reward which the Democratic leadership – policy – vison – is blind-sided.

    October 26, 2012 05:29 am at 5:29 am |
  5. blowhard

    @Concerned_American Did Romney pay you a million to post that? I can't believe anyone with hopes of climbing up in social ladder is actually falling for this guy's bologna. You actually did?!

    October 26, 2012 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  6. MollyBee

    Now-a-days, parents need to have the 'facebook talk' even before they have the 'birds and the bees talk'. Seriously, young people are very reckless with what they post. Kids need to know!

    October 26, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  7. SJT

    Listen folks, this is simply a racial issue. White America does not want a black president ...period! The republican agenda was not to cooperate with the president and make him a one term president. Romney has disrespected the President time and time again. No one complain but the minority voters. then you have these bigots like Donald Trump, Ann Coulter and the rest of the pundits saying these off color comments. It's the same argument over again. 1. Whites did not discover America; the Native Americans where already here. Africans were bought here for cheap labor. Everything the white élites touch, they destroy. These Republican super Pacts will be the death of America if ALL of us do not remain vigilant.

    October 26, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |
  8. silvertrueone

    This campaign on the Republican side has been about race from day one anything to get this President out of the White House ,Republicans holding bills hostage bills that would help work force,bills for our armed forces,so many bills that they are holding hostage that would help the American people. Calling this President all kinds of terrible name did any of these nasty people ever think about his two daughter's of course not,this race thing has turned to the schools,in the stores it's just every where and to all you bigiots out there may you all fall off the Cliff! Can't understand these women who are willing to give up their productive rights is just scarey,anyone who votes for this flip flooper is scarey.
    Sununu that creepy brought race up when Collein Powell endorsed the President and this is not about race get real you people want Mitt to get that 3 a.m call don't worry we will all be history.

    October 26, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
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