As many would know by know the Obama Administration has penetrated the social media with accounts on facebook, twitter, youtube and others. While give people direct up to date information, it allows people to comment on articles/links posted. While many of the comments are constructive, many others are simply off topic/containing anti-Obama or anti-democratic comments or even worse xenophobic and malicious comments that would warrant Secret Service/FBI investigations years ago.
in contrast, other departments of the US adminstration have received few or zero comments--such as State, USAID. For defence social media sites, almost all comments are glowering and in praise.
Across the Atlantic, the UK gvoerment also has entered the social media revolution but instead of allowing comments, Number10 sets a "no comments" policy.
Question I would like to pose: Should the White House stop the comments section (especially on Facebook) and censure off topic/or slandering comments? Shoudl comments on these federal/government social media site be monitored? Is the rationale of encoraging debate reduced with posters simply cursing the President on every picture/link post?