Facebook Enacts New Regulations on Gun Sales

Written on:March 5, 2014
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Those using Facebook and Instagram to market sales of regulated items, namely guns, will now face new restrictions.

In an attempt to minimize the networks’ roles on facilitating illicit activity, Facebook will require pages promoting regulated items to include a legal notice, and the those pages will be restricted to users over 18 years old, Facebook announced on Tuesday. The company also plans to provide “special in-app education” for those seeking illegal firearms on Instagram.

Additionally, Facebook also said it will not permit any pages or posts that “indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law,” such as sites that promote private gun sales with “no background check required.” Read more…

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