(Lucas : This article for me is about not guns but about how it came about that a company having a worldwide social network hub got into politics, censorship and making rules that are making freedom of speech not really honoured… it is about the corporatising of this world which you all forget to see…. wake up!)
Buckling under pressure from Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages, Facebook announced changes to its policy on March 5.
Facebook calls these changes “educational and enforcement” measures regarding discussion of guns and other regulated items on its social networks.
The changes, which also apply to Facebook-owned Instagram, include new age limits for posts or pages promoting private sales of restricted items like firearms, alcohol or adult products. There’s new policy language with an emphasis on knowing and following laws related to regulated items like firearms and keeping them away from kids. There will be educational messages sent to users who promote the sale of guns and those seeking them out.