Obama, YouTube Stars Talk Drug Laws and ‘Sportscenter’

By Karen Fratti 

However history remembers Obama, one thing is for sure: he (and his team) understand the Internet and how social media works. The State of the Union was released early on Medium, live-streamed with split screens and graphics, and then, last night, he took to YouTube to make sure everybody else got the message. Everybody else being “young folks” who follow YouTube stars. Hank Green, Bethany Mota, and GloZell Green sat down and grilled him about  marijuana, student debt, and what his favorite television shows are. It’s “Sportscenter” in case you were wondering.

All the important things, of course. It streamed live last night, but you can see the full recorded interviews below. It has around 700,000 views already and about 200,000 comments.

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