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Facebook, Instagram Regulate Gun Sales

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Facebook has announced that it will regulate gun sales on its social networking site and on its photo sharing app Instagram.

The company was under pressure from gun control and law enforcement groups to crack down on private sales of guns on the sites, claiming they may be sold to minors and bypass background checks.

The National Rifle Association declared “victory” and said the Facebook policy change fails in its attempts to limit its members’ freedoms.

Tom Giles of Bloomberg News joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the new Facebook rule and how it will be enforced.

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