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Obama and Zuckerberg to answer questions from Facebook users

According to InsideFacebook, the United States President, Barack Obama, and founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will be answering questions from Facebook users as part of a Facebook Live Townhall event which will be hosted at the social networking companies headquarters in Palo Alto. From today users are allowed to post questions about the economic status on the event wall, then watch a live stream of the event on April 20 at 1:45pm PST.

Last year, George W Bush spoke at the event, although Obama will be the first acting president to attend. The event has been set up by the White House, which has created a link on their page for users to submit the questions and send a "Join President Obama for a Facebook Townhall" link to a friend.

The president is no stranger to high profile technology people, during a presidential visit to Silicon Valley in February he met with Zuckerberg and Apple's Steve Jobs to discuss how make more jobs available by investing in the technology sector. This helped to secure the founding of a new venture between the White House and other industries called "Startup America".

According to the New York Times, Facebook has been working on building a stronger working relationship with the United States Government and said the "company understood the importance of having a Washington presence, mainly so it could explain its social networking service and its many features and privacy policies to lawmakers and regulators."

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