Facebook to halt weapons ads until inauguration

Saturday, 16. January 2021 23:19

Facebook announced in a blog post on Saturday that it will be halting all ads linked to weapons in the United States ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

"We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories," the company stated. The ban will last at least until the inauguration and will be implemented right away.

The move from Facebook comes after the Department of Defense said that 25,000 members of the National Guard will be present at the inauguration, which was decided following the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.

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