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Israeli president talks democracy, power of Facebook

Sharon Gaudin | March 7, 2012
In an attempt to learn how to use social media to bridge the divide between countries, Israeli President Shimon Peres is visiting Facebook's headquarters today.

Last spring, President Barack Obama held a town hall event live on Facebook. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg moderated the hourlong event in which audience members and Facebook users posed questions to the president.

Peres has been on a tour of the U.S. and now is making a four-day visit to Silicon Valley. He's also reportedly meeting with Google co-founder Sergey Brin this week.

 

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