Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

January 30, 2016 12:34 AM

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Although Facebook itself doesn't sell guns, it has wrestled for years with the right way to handle sales of regulated goods such as firearms, adult toys and prescription drugs on its social-media network.

On Friday, the firm changed its policy regarding firearms, banning any such peer-to-peer sales on its network. That means users can no longer offer or coordinate the private sale of firearms on the site. This policy also applies to the sale of gun parts and ammunition, said a Facebook spokeswoman.

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