The White House and POTUS Now Have an Official Chatbot


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President Obama will read 10 Facebook Messages everyday, in the same way that he has been reading 10 letters a day ever since he took office in 2009.

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POTUS and The White House have their own chatbot.

The White House announced that Facebook users will now be able to send messages to the President using Facebook Messenger.

President Obama will read 10 Facebook Messages everyday, in the same way that he has been reading 10 letters a day ever since he took office in 2009.

Their goal: To meet people wherever they are. Both Barack and Michelle Obama are on Twitter, and the first lady is even on Snapchat. It will be interesting to see if this feature is still available once President Obama leaves office, considering that the messages go to the White House account, not his personal one.

But until then, you can send all your questions, comments and concerns, even if you don’t live in the U.S. You should, however, be willing to disclose some personal information like your email address, street address and phone number.

The messages are limited to only text, which means no GIFs or Emojis.

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Belen Martinez

Student, Ithaca College

@belenskii

Student living in Ithaca New York where I'm getting a Bachelor's degree in Emerging Media at the Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications. I love traveling, food, and all things media.



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