Betty on the News: Secret Service Investigating Facebook Poll
The Secret Service were alerted after a Facebook member created a public poll on whether President Obama should be killed
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
Even on social networking sites, making threats about killing the president is not tolerated. In fact, the Secret Service are investigating after a Facebook member recently built a public poll asking if President Obama should be killed, using a third party application.
“As is usually the case, our vigilant users reported it to us first,” Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt told CNN. “The USSS [Secret Service] sent us an e-mail late this morning PDT asking us to take it down. At that point, it had already been removed, and we let them know.”
According to Schnitt, the polled asked whether Obama should be killed, with the possible answers being “yes,” “maybe,” “if he cuts my healthcare,” and “no.” (CNN)