Facebook tightens rules on gun posts

The world’s biggest social networking site Facebook has tightened its rules on posts relating to guns.The site said it will remove posts from users who “indicate a willingness” to break the law – like requiring no background check – to sell firearms.Access to posts related to sale of guns and other regulated items will be restricted to users over the age of 18.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-26444876Also see:Facebook Cracking Down on Illegal Gun Sales Planned on Site
Facebook Inc. is cracking down on illegal gun sales planned through its website, seeking to prevent criminal activity and setting a precedent other social-media sites could follow.Facebook will delete posts where users declare a willingness to break the law, such as to sell a gun without a background check or transport it across U.S. state lines, the company said today in a blog post. People who promote private sales of guns — or other regulated goods and services — might get a message from Facebook reminding them to comply with the law, while pages related to such activities will have to include language about the importance of following the law.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-05/facebook-cracking-down-on-illegal-gun-sales-planned-through-site.htmlWith Move to Limit Gun Sales, Facebook Is Caught in Debate
Facebook wants to unite the world so everyone can talk about everything. One of the big things people want to talk about, it seems, is guns.The social network is one of the world’s largest marketplaces for guns. A DoubleStar AR-15 is offered for $650. A raspberry-colored Taurus pistol can be had for $239.95, a Bushmaster M4 “fresh from the box” for $1,200. “We’ve got over 550 guns and we need buyers!” posts a Louisiana seller.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/facebook-to-crack-down-on-illegal-gun-sales/

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