President Barack Obama is all set to host a virtual town hall meeting on April 20 (2011) from the Facebook HQ in Palo Alto. The event will be broadcast over Facebook Live, the White House blog announced earlier today.
In the townhall, President Obama will be fielding questions that are submitted on the Facebook Page, or on the Whitehouse Page for the event.
So if you are dying to ask questions you can either
1) Post the question on the Obama Facebook Town Hall event’s Facebook page wall or
2) Visit the whitehouse page for this event and post the question there.
If you don’t have a Facebook account and don’t care to get one, then you should use option #2.
And yes, there is such a thing as a “Dumb Question“, so if you ask questions like “Were you born in the USA?” or “Are you a Muslim?”, you will likely not get any answers and possibly get lynched by the Facebook mob.
The event will be streamed live starting at 1:45 p.m. Pacific time (i.e. 4:45 pm Eastern Time) and will include CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg.
This isn’t the first time Facebook Live has hosted a powerful politician on site. Previous Facebook Live appearance include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. John Kerry, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and of course the worst president EVER – George W. Bush Jr!