President Obama's Twitter and Facebook pages will be run by staff from his reelection campaign, Obama for America announced Friday. The president, the campaign said, will post regularly, too.

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"Why make the change?" the asked a post on barackobama.com. "As the President said when he launched this campaign a few months ago, he's focused on doing the job we elected him to do — so he's counting on all of us to lead this organization from the grassroots up, helping to shape it as it grows."

Tweets which come directly from Obama will be signed "-BO," the campaign said.

@barackobama has more than 8.6 million followers on Twitter, and more than 21.6 million people have 'liked' the president's page on Facebook.

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