The White House just announced that President Obama is doing an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. This means that users can post any question on the board for Obama to possibly answer.
Here’s the link to the AMA.
Here’s Obama’s proof:
Below, we’ll be covering the most interesting questions. Click here to refresh this page.
OBAMA IS STARTING NOW. Here’s his first answer, to a question on Internet freedom:
“Internet freedom is something I know you all care passionately about; I do too. We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody – from those who are expressing an idea to those to want to start a business. And although their will be occasional disagreements on the details of various legislative proposals, I won’t stray from that principle – and it will be reflected in the platform.”
Next, Obama answers a question about space exploration:
“Making sure we stay at the forefront of space exploration is a big priority for my administration. The passing of Neil Armstrong this week is a reminder of the inspiration and wonder that our space program has provided in the past; the curiosity probe on mars is a reminder of what remains to be discovered. The key is to make sure that we invest in cutting edge research that can take us to the next level – so even as we continue work with the international space station, we are focused on a potential mission to a asteroid as a prelude to a manned Mars flight.”
Obama crashed Reddit for a bit, earlier:
While we’re waiting, here are some interesting questions users have for Obama. So far, the popular topics involve “Internet freedom,” the war on drugs, and drone strikes:
- A SOPA question from tauntology: A lot of us are worried about copyright law. Sopa, Acta, TPP… And the actions against Megaupload. Mainly because these laws are excessive and limit rights. What is your stance on that?
- Mother Jones’ Nick Baumann asks: Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, a 16-year-old American citizen, was killed in a US drone strike (presumably one you ordered) in Yemen last year. Sure, the teen’s dad was an Al Qaeda propagandist (and in close communication with Osama bin Laden), and he was probably collateral damage, not a target himself. Still, how does it make you feel? Do you ever think about it? Knowing then what you know now, would you still have ordered the strike?
- What’s the recipe for the White House’s beer?