US President, Barack Obama yesterday seen a lot of unpredicted activity on its Facebook profile as a group of Egyptian Facebook users were flooding Obama’s latest posts with thousands of negative comments. Conservative Islamic candidate Hazem Abu Ismail may face disqualification due to the fact that his mother was a dual American citizen as under current Egyptian law, presidential candidates’ parents cannot hold dual nationality. While the candidate’s mother’s name appears on California’s voter registration list, Abu Ismail’s campaign has denied the allegations.
Abu Ismail’s anti-American supporters took to the streets have taken up a second form of protest – a digital kind taking place on Facebook. Abu Ismail’s supporters have logged onto Barack Obama’s official Facebook page and are leaving comment after comment, in both English and Arabic, criticizing the US president, and blaming the US for their candidate’s uncertain fate. This is not the first time we’ve seen one of Obama’s social media profiles flooded with comments from another country.