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Facebook cracks down on gun posts
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:46:53 PM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/05/facebook-gun-policy/6074229/

Facebook is blocking minors from seeing postings of gun sales and will take down sales that don't require a background check or cross state lines.

Until now, Facebook regulated only paid ads and sponsored stories, which could not promote weapons of any kind. Images of weapons are generally acceptable as long as the weapon is not pointed directly at the viewer. User posts could say almost anything.

The changes will extend to Instagram where someone searching for a hashtag related to gun sales will get a content advisory.

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Re: Facebook cracks down on gun posts
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 02:16:52 PM »
Related:

It's a Democrat who coerced this.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has reached an agreement with Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram that will fight illegal firearms sales on the popular social media platforms.

http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/207625/ag-facebook-instagram-will-work-to-prevent-illegal-gun-sales/
"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie

"In the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, and its vast patronage, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them." —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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