The Daily Outrage: Facebook user’s poll asks if Obama should be killed

WHO: Unnamed Facebook user

WHAT: A poll posted on Facebook asked users, “Should Obama be killed?” The possible answers were “Yes,” “Maybe,” “No” and “If he cuts my health care.”

WHY IT HAPPENED: The poll came to light when the Huffington Post published a screen shot. At least 730 people had responded to it before it was removed by Facebook, which also suspended both the application used to create the poll and the user who created it.

WHY IT’S A BAD IDEA: Not surprisingly, the poll and its creator have drawn the attention of the U.S. Secret Service, which doesn’t take threats to the president lightly. The Huffington Post also reported that another poll was quickly created asking, “Should the creator of ‘should Obama be killed’ be arrested?”

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