Clinton to visit Facebook, Twitter headquarters

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to Twitter and Facebook on Monday as part of a book promotion tour that has been placing her in the spotlight ahead of a possible 2016 presidential bid.

Clinton will answer questions from the public and Facebook employees at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters on Monday evening. Later, she’ll do that same at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters at an event that will be broadcast live through her Twitter page

{mosads}Katie Stanton, vice president of Twitter’s global media team, wrote in a blog post that she would be joining Clinton onstage “to hear from her about the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned during her time as America’s 67th Secretary of State.”

“We’ll explore how those experiences have shaped her views on human rights, domestic policy and other topics,” she wrote.

On Facebook, users can submit questions through the former first lady’s page. Twitter users can submit questions by tweeting #AskHillary.

The visit comes days after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), another possible 2016 front-runner, delivered his libertarian pitch to Silicon Valley tech leaders during a keynote address at Saturday’s Lincoln Labs Reboot conference.

Paul, who has gained popularity among the young and active tech set for his opposition to the National Security Agency and evangelism of the private sector, has made a concerted effort to reach out to Silicon Valley ahead of a potential presidential campaign.

He told people at the San Francisco conference over the weekend not to be “depressed with how bad government is.”

“Use your ingenuity, use your big head to think of solutions the marketplace can figure out, that the idiots and trolls in Washington will never come up with,” he said.

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