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REPORTER: The President of the United States has joined Facebook. Barack Obama says he created an official account to encourage real conversations about important policies. Staying true to this mantra, his first video addressed the issue of global warming.
BARACK OBAMA: And I wanna make sure that the whole world is able to pass on to future generations the God-given beauty of this planet.So, we're gonna need you to help us on this. You've gotta get engaged about why climate change is so important.
REPORTER: The page in which Obama describes himself as 'dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States' now adds to his other social media outlets, which include an official White House Facebook page and several Twitter accounts. The President chose the outlet, as he writes, "at a time when three out of four adults use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it". The account's being run by Obama's community project Organizing for Action and has so far acquired over 45 million followers in just 24 hours. No doubt he'll be posting Facebook selfies in no time.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thanks very much everybody.