Facebook and Instagram ban private gun sales

Gun-sales-apFacebook will be banning sales of guns on both its flagship service and on company-owned Instagram, site officials announced Friday.

The updated policy will align more closely with the company’s current regulations on advertisements and sales of regulated goods, a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable.

The move — which some have interpreted as Facebook taking a stance in favor of gun control — comes after President Obama and other gun safety advocates put pressure to halt illegal sales and trades on the site, the New York Times reported…..read more

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