Vice President Joe Biden joins Facebook

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Vice President Joe Biden has joined Facebook.

The bio on the public figure reads "Father, grandfather, husband to Dr. Jill Biden, and 47th Vice President of the United States." It is an official White House page.

Biden shared a video in which he talks about World Cancer Day and his responsibility as the president's front man to deal with fighting and beating cancer. The cause is near and dear to the vice president because his son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. (Beau Biden was the attorney general of Delaware.)

"Hi, folks. Welcome to my Facebook page. It's the first time a Vice President has had one of these," reads a message accompanying the video. "I'd like it to be a place where we can talk directly about the issues that matter to both of us."

The Facebook page also displays several photos. Both presidential inaugurations are shown. One photo shows the vice president's signature Ray-Ban sunglasses resting on a desk with a blurred Biden in the background.

As of 4 p.m., more than 15,000 users had "liked" the page.