Facebook Messenger: The new way to contact the president

Want to tell President Barack Obama what makes you mad? All you need to do is open up Facebook Messenger. (White House/Flickr) Starting Wednesday, you can message the White House on Facebook and let the president know what is on your mind. The White House has launched a Facebook Messenger chatbot to walk you through the process to reach the commander-in-chief.  The new bot is just one more way to make it easier for citizens to engage with government and reach citizens where they are, wrote Jason Goldman, White House chief digital officer, in a Medium post. “The White House’s Messenger bot, a first of its kind for any government the world over, will make it as easy as messaging your closest friends,” Goldman wrote. The use of chatbots coincides with the administration’s…


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