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Facebook User Threatened Obama's Life?

In a creepier-than-usual case of social networking gone awry, a user-created poll on Facebook was recently discovered posing the question “Should Obama be killed?” Blog Political Carnival discovered the poll and alerted the Secret Service to its existence; Facebook has since removed the poll as well as the application that enabled its creation. Political Carnival took a screenshot of the poll before it went down. It featured four answers to the question: Yes, No, Maybe, and “Yes if he cuts my health care.” The Secret Service has said that it is investigating the issue with the help of Facebook. “We take these things seriously,” said a spokesman for the Secret Service.