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President Obama's Q&A session gets great response

The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, recently unveiled the White House’s new official Twitter account, @POTUS, as it became the first account to gain over 1 million followers within 5 hours. (The previous record holder took just under 24 hours - hats off to you Mr. President!)

Following the launch of this popular account on the social network, Obama decided it would be of some worth to host a Q&A session with his followers, in order to gain a greater insight into the thoughts and feelings of the American public. It was also a great opportunity for individuals to have their voice heard on a global scale, and for the President to ease potential fears or justify the decisions made in Congress. The response gained was extremely positive, as the Washington-based account increased the engagement of users across the United States, and the world, with the contribution of pertinent questions relating to current international affairs occurring as a result.

Not all of the questions directed at the account were politically related though, as the President let his guard down by commenting on the upcoming NBA action. Obama didn’t drop himself in deep water though as the positive comments illustrated the public’s appreciation for the his attempts of discussing relatable topics!  

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