It appears that the Obama family have become the latest victim of Social Media account hacking as a picture believed to have been taken from Malia Obama’s Instagram account was published online.
There has been no official confirmation that the picture is actually Malia Obama’s.
It is that of a young lady wearing a T-shirt rapping Pro Era, a Brooklyn-based rap collective featuring Joey Bada$$, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly and many others, and looks strikingly like the First Daughter.
If the picture turns out to be Malia’s it could mean that social strategy professionals employed to meticulously maintain the social media presence of the First family have failed them.
In a 2013 interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20, First Lady Michelle Obama commented on why Malia had limited access to Facebook, and her younger daughter Sasha wasn’t allowed access at all.
“I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people … particularly for them, because they’re in the public eye,” the first lady said. “Some of it’s stuff they don’t need to see and be a part of … So we try to protect them from too much of the public voice.”