Facebook and Instagram introduce new gun regulations to curb online sales

Facebook outlined new rules today designed to stop users from illegally selling guns through its social networks. In a blog post, the social network giant said that it will limit posts on Facebook and Instagram discussing the sale of firearms to users over 18, warn people promoting the private sale of weapons to comply with relevant laws, and introduce “in-app education” on Instagram for those who search for gun promotions or sales. The new policies will be implemented and enforced in the next few weeks.

The social network said it would “not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law,” explaining that private weapon sellers in the US will no longer be able to…

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