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Facebook has removed a user poll set up to ask "Should Obama be killed?" and the Secret Service is now looking into it.

Some 750 Facebook users had voted in the poll - they could choose between "yes", "no" and "If he cuts my healthcare". Some of those people should expect a visit from the Men in Black - the Secret Service confirmed to AFP that it was investigating.

A secret spokesman said the service had worked with Facebook to get the survey removed and was making enquiries "like we would with any threat case".

Facebook told the newswire that the poll was created by a third party application. Facebook closed down access for the survey app, and it will remain unavailable until developers can reassure Facebook that it has taken steps to stop equally offensive polls in future.

Of course, political debate is still alive and well on arsebook - you can still join groups titled "Obama will kill our Natrion" and "Impeach Obama". At least they can spell impeach... ®

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