Fb suspends advertisements for weapon equipment till at the very least January 22nd

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Fb has up to date its Inauguration Day preparations to incorporate a brief ban on advertisements that promote weapon equipment and protecting gear at the very least by January 22nd “out of an abundance of warning,” the corporate mentioned in a brand new weblog put up Saturday. “We already prohibit advertisements for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. However we’ll now additionally prohibit advertisements for equipment similar to gun safes, vests and gun holsters within the US,” the assertion reads.

The ban comes after Fb was criticized for permitting posts throughout its platforms that promoted and arranged the lethal January sixth assault on the Capitol constructing. The advertisements for navy gear similar to physique armor and gun holsters ran subsequent to Fb and Instagram posts about…

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