Obama bans daughters from Facebook
Summary of story from the Daily Mail, December 17, 2011
US president Barack Obama has admitted he has banned his daughters from using Facebook – because he doesn’t want ‘strangers knowing our business’.
He said it ‘does not make much sense’ to put the most private details of his family life on public view, saying, ‘Why would we want to have a whole bunch of people who we don’t know knowing our business?’ .
His elder daughter, Malia, is 13, and just old enough to use Facebook. Her younger sister Sasha is ten. But Mr Obama said he won’t consider allowing them to join the site until they are both four years older.
His admission seems somewhat ironic, given that he made full use of Facebook and other websites to encourage the young to vote for him in the presidential election – and to raise millions of dollars for his campaign.
As a result, he became known as the ‘First Social Media President’. His Facebook page – which has 24million ‘likes’ – remains a key part of his ongoing efforts to seek re-election.