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Facebook Temporarily Bans Ads for Weapons Accessories Ahead of Inauguration Day

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Facebook Temporarily Bans Ads for Weapons Accessories Ahead of Inauguration Day

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Facebook announced it will temporarily ban advertisements for weapons accessories and protective gear following the Jan. 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol building and just days before Inauguration Day. In a blog post, the Menlo Park, California-based firm said the ban will be in effect until at least Jan. 22. “We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers,” the company wrote. “But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US.” Before that, the company wrote that it is “monitoring for signals of violence or other threats” in Washington D.C. and in all 50 states. “In the lead up to Inauguration Day, we have implemented a series of additional measures to continue preventing attempts to use our services for violence. This includes our ongoing pause on all political advertising,” the firm wrote. “And, as we did …

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