…from accessing posts related to firearms
The world’s biggest social networking site Facebook will reportedly restrict under-18 users to access posts related to sale of guns and other regulated items under mounting pressure from lobbying groups.
Facebook has said that it will remove posts from users who ‘indicate a willingness’ to break the law, like selling firearms without a background check, the report said. According to the BBC, Facebook said that people had expressed their concern over the offers regarding ‘private sale of firearms’ on the site, which may create other consequences elsewhere and this is a major challenge for the social networking giant. Facebook has reportedly revealed that it had worked with various stakeholders to develop the new rules, which would not allow private sellers of firearms in the U.S. to specify ‘no background check required’ or offer transactions across state lines ‘without a licensed firearms dealer’.