3D Printed Gun Blueprints Not Allowed on Facebook

Facebook will no longer allow users to share blue prints to make 3D guns. The social media giant is cracking down on content and says instructions to print the plastic weapons does not meet their community standards.

From The Hill:

“Sharing instructions on how to print firearms using 3D printers is not allowed under our Community Standards. In line with our policies, we are removing this content from Facebook.”

The company said it is looking at how to further strengthen its policy against 3D guns.

In July, the State Department and Defense Distributed, a non-profit organization, reached a settlement allowing the group to post files on how to print 3D guns.

However, a federal judge granted a temporary injunction preventing Defense Distributed from uploading the plans. Despite that injunction, other sites have posted 3D gun files.

There’s been a lot of banning and censorship going on lately with social media sites, especially within conservative circles. So much for “people use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.” (Facebook’s mission statement)


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