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The 9 Best Things That Happened When YouTube Stars Interviewed President Obama
The Huffington Post | By Taylor Trudon
Most reporters don't have millions of YouTube subscribers or the ability to make a 60-second video go instantly viral, but then again, today's interview with President Obama wasn't your typical Q&A -- which is precisely why it was a game changer.
In a major win for political youth engagement, three of YouTube's most popular stars sat down with POTUS himself Thursday in a livestream where they asked him questions amassed through their followers using the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama.
Vlogger Hank Green was up first, asking the president about drone technology, North Korea and marijuana legalization. Next, GloZell spoke up about police brutality and same-sex marriage, while 19-year-old Bethany Mota concluded the session by touching upon cyberbullying and the power of young voices.
But perhaps more important than the topics discussed, the livestream made teens feel like actual political participants and part of the conversation. Ground-breaking, indeed.
Below, we've rounded up the best, most magical moments from the livestream.