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Lawmaker Wants Facebook To Enforce Gun Sales Ban

  • The Verge, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:21 PM

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wrote to Facebook to ask the company to enforce its ban on gun sales. "While I commend the platforms' facilitating the reporting of prohibited content related to gun sales by users, I urge Facebook and Instagram to redouble their efforts to develop and deploy technology that can enforce their gun-sales ban without relying so heavily on user reporting," Markey wrote. "Facebook and Instagram's ban on private firearms sales should have the teeth it needs to be effective, so that it can truly prevent guns from falling into the hands of those who should not have them."

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