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President Obama launches Facebook page

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WASHINGTON -

 President Barack Obama wants you to like him. And comment on him. And share his posts, too.
    
The president now has his own personal Facebook page. "President Obama, public figure" went live Monday and had 200,000 likes in the first three hours.
    
The page is the latest White House move to spread its message through social media. Obama has long had a Twitter account, and his political campaigns have been on Facebook for years.
    
But this page is aimed at casting Obama a regular guy. In his inaugural video post, he gives a small tour of his "backyard" at the White House, noting he often sees a fox on the grounds and other "critters." Obama then works in a plug for his work fighting climate change and asks for support.

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