Barack Obama’s special services have declared on Monday they opened an investigation to identify the authors of a poll published on the website Facebook, in which users were asked whether the president should be assassinated.
Facebook closed the page titled “Obama should be killed?” who was proposing answers like “yes”, “no”, “maybe” and “if he will raise health insurance prices”.
“After we found this page, we worked with Facebook to close it”, said Malcolm Wiley, spokesman for the Secret Service (USSS), responsible for protection of public figures. “We are obviously in a survey, as we usually do with any other threats”, he added.
Over 750 Facebook users have answered the poll before being suspended.