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Aug 10, 2018 | By Thomas

Facebook is banning sites that host digital blueprints to make 3D printed guns from its network and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.

The company's decision comes as US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of 3D printed gun blueprints last week. Eight states have filed a lawsuit  challenging the Trump administration’s decision to allow Cody Wilson to begin sharing the blueprints on Aug.1.

"Sharing instructions on how to print firearms using 3D printers is not allowed under our Community Standards. In line with our policies, we are removing this content from Facebook," the social media giant said.

However, sites like CodeIsFreeSpeech.com have kept the digital blueprints needed to 3D print parts for weapons including an AR-15 rifle, a Beretta handgun and Defense Distributed’s Liberator online. Facebook quietly began blocking links to codeisfreespeech.com across its platforms. Last week some Facebook users began getting error messages when attempting to share links to CodeIsFreeSpeech.com on a user’s News Feed, through Facebook’s Messenger app, or on Instagram (which Facebook owns).

Facebook’s community standards ban "the purchase, sale, gifting, exchange, and transfer of firearms, including firearm parts or ammunition, between private individuals."

A message posted on the website of codeisfreespeech.com reads, “Facebook's complete and total takedown and block on CodeIsFreeSpeech.com is without question a human policy decision by Facebook executives to single us and our speech out for especially disfavorable treatment.”

Facebook did not provide the details if it would remove only the related posts or the host accounts, but according to a Facebook spokesperson, the company is working on scaling up its anti–3D printed gun policy, and it would soon share an updated policy on restricted goods.



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guns and people with guns are both evil wrote at 8/10/2018 2:48:29 PM:

First good thing facebook has done in years!!

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