Vice President Joe Biden launches Facebook page

Vice President Joe Biden has joined Facebook and made history.

It is the first time that a U.S. vice president has had an official Facebook page.

President Barack Obama joined Facebook last fall.

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Biden hopes the Facebook page will “be a place where we can talk directly about the issues that matter to both of us.”

Hi, folks. Welcome to my Facebook page. It’s the first time a Vice President has had one of these. I’d like it to be a...

Posted by Vice President Biden on Thursday, February 4, 2016

The page officially debuted Wednesday evening, with a cover photo post showing Biden at his desk, with a pair of sunglasses prominently displayed.

Biden posted a lengthy introduction message Thursday, marking World Cancer Day and discussing his Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Biden’s son Beau died from brain cancer in 2015.