In Prep For Biden Inauguration Facebook Announces Unprecedented Content Restrictions Including Ads For Gun Safes
The nanny state is here.
Over the weekend Facebook announced new unprecedented plans in preparation for Biden’s inauguration.
On January 16th, 2021 Facebook announced that they are going to ban ads that promote gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US.
“We are banning ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment in the US at least through January 22, out of an abundance of caution. We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US.”
This is on top of a unprecedented measure to block content in an around the White House, US Capitol building, and any other state capitol building during Inauguration Day.
“We are blocking the creation of any new Facebook events happening in close proximity to locations including the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day.”
Facebook also announced that they are removing any content that contains the phrase “stop the steal” and any content using that phrase will be placed under their “Coordinating harm policy.”
“We are now removing content containing the phrase “stop the steal” under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram. We removed the original Stop the Steal group in November and have continued to remove Pages, groups and events that violate any of our policies, including calls for violence. We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue. But with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”
The social media giant also announced that they will being reducing opportunities for abuse in groups” however, they did not mention how they would go about it.