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Barack Obama has joined Facebook with a video of him walking in his back garden

But you can’t poke him.

US PRESIDENT BARACK Obama has finally joined Facebook.

Obama, whose 2008 campaign was marked by its digital engagement, has thus far eschewed the social network, but opened a page earlier today.

He says that you can expect some “fun stuff”, but the page will be used by Obama to talk to people.

I finally got my very own page. I hope you’ll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country – a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories.

The first post is a video in which Obama underlines the importance of tackling climate change.

“I’m kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard – something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner. I say this often, but that’s because it’s always at the front of my mind: We’ve got to preserve this beautiful planet of ours for our kids and grandkids. And that means taking serious steps to address climate change once and for all. ”

Obama will join over 100 world leaders in Paris next month for a major climate-change conference.

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