President Barack Obama touched on a wide range of subjects in an effort to court young voters Friday in a live interview with MTV from the White House, called “Ask Obama Live: An Interview with the President.”
According to CNN’s Political Ticker blog, when asked by MTV’s Sway Calloway what concerned him the most about daughter Malia growing up — driver’s license, dating, or Facebook — the nation’s First Father was clear:
I worry about Facebook, (because Malia) is well-known. I’m very keen on her protecting her privacy. Dates, that’s fine. She has Secret Service protection.
The president admitted that he knows Facebook, and the White House works with the social network on a host of issues, like an anti-bullying campaign. However, when it came to his daughter, he was keep on protecting her privacy and security, so no Facebook profile for Malia, who turned 14 in July.
Obama fielded questions on a range of cultural and economic issues concerning young people, such as unemployment, gun control, and gay marriage, according to Political Ticker.
MTV said the network has extended a similar invitation to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Readers: What do you think of the president discouraging Malia from using Facebook?
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