Secret Service Probing Facebook Obama Poll
A poll that went up on Facebook asking if President Obama should be killed is now being investigated by the Secret Service. Although the AP says the poll went up Saturday night and came down quickly, it was up as viewable as of Monday morning.
“We are aware of it and we will take the appropriate investigative steps,” said Darrin Blackford, a Secret Service spokesman. “We take of these things seriously.”
The poll asked respondents “Should Obama be killed?” The choices: No, Maybe, Yes, and Yes if he cuts my health care.
The question was not created by Facebook, but by an independent person using an add-on application that has been suspended from the site.
“The third-party application that enabled an individual user to create the offensive poll was brought to our attention this morning,” said Barry Schnitt, Facebook’s spokesman for policy.
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