President Obama took a historical step and joined Facebook Monday, taking to the social-media site for his first posts to press for the nation to abide his climate-change agenda.
“Hello Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” he said in his first posting.
The White House and his presidential campaigns have posted on Facebook, and some of those posts are now on his personal page. But this is the first time Obama has created or managed his own private account.
“Now, we’ve made a lot of progress to cut carbon pollution here at home and we’re leading the world to take action as well,” Obama said, in the post. “But we’ve got to do more. In a few weeks, I’m heading to Paris to meet with world leaders about a global agreement to meet this challenge.”
Obama just recently joined Twitter, and within weeks, accumulated millions of followers.
His Facebook advent comes as he’s shifted gears from immigration to climate change as a signature policy reform and hoped-for legacy. Roughly three-quarters of U.S. adults have Facebook accounts, compared to only about a quarter of adults on Twitter, the Hill reported.