Obama, Bush Are Still Facebook Targets

The Facebook poll that turned out to be posted by a juvenile, asking whether or not President Barack Obama should be killed, can no longer be found on the social-networking service. Unfortunately, The Huffington Post points out, there is still no shortage of inflammatory, distasteful content.

“If you hate obama and u want him assainated join!” That’s the mission statement of Facebook group “How Many People Wanna Kill Obama!,” which, fortunately, has only one member, according to HuffPost.

Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, hasn’t fared too well on Facebook, either, as 482 members belong to “LET’S KILL BUSH WITH SHOES,” 426 to “We all Want To Kill George Bush” and a mere 14 to “Who wants to kill bush!!!!”

Facebook spokesperson Barry Schnitt told the San Jose Mercury News, “There is a lot of gray area.” Indeed, there is.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.