Obama to politically minded kids: beware of Facebook

What you post online can come back to haunt you

When asked for advice about how to get into politics, Obama told a Grade 9 student at a roundtable discussion in Arlington, Va.: “I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life.” The tip comes after his speechwriter Jon Favreau was mired in controversy when a photo of him, groping a cutout of then-Sen. Hillary Clinton appeared on a friend’s Facebook page last year. In that case, Favreau admitted his error and apologized, which, say experts, is the right approach for those than find themselves in a similar situation.

ABC News