We just got the question "Is Obama going to shutdown the internet?" and despite the title there is a more or less objective question in there, namely if there are any plans to create a "kill-switch" for the internet in the US.
We can obviously not know what Obama thinks, but there were enough reports in the media about this issue that one could formulate a reasonable answer to this.
Now, the question is if such political questions are on-topic?
Some more example questions I just came up with:
- Was Obama really born in Kenya?
- Did Obama create "Death Panels"?
It's accidental that my examples are about Obama, it's just the first widely-known examples I could think of.
If we decide to allow those kinds of questions we should think hard about where we draw the line. I really don't want this site to become political, it can only work if it stays non-partisan and reasonably objective.