Facebook to crack down on sale of guns
March 7 , 2014
Facebook is being pressurized by gun control groups so the company agreed to crack down on ads related to the illegal sale of guns. Reports suggest that Facebook plans on blocking minors from viewing such posts and will begin to remove sales that doesn't include a background check.
A series of events led to the changes, which also apply to Instagram.
"I wouldn't even call this a meaningful first step," president of the Beady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said. "There's a simple solution here. Facebook should be prohibiting any post that advertises the unlicensed sale or transfer of firearms in the US."