The social network Facebook has banned advertising of protective gear and weapon accessories. Such restrictions were introduced before the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joseph Biden, which will be held on January 20. The ban will last until Jan. 22.
“We are banning advertising for gun accessories and protective gear in the U.S. until at least Jan. 22 out of caution, the company said in a statement. – We already ban ads for guns, ammunition, and silencers. But now we will also ban ads for gun safes, vests, and holsters.”
Recall that Facebook’s administration has suspended political advertising altogether. In addition, the social network, according to the post, “promotes accurate information about the election and violence at the Capitol instead of content that … delegitimizes the election or portrays rioters as victims.”
As reported by the media, Facebook previously blocked the account of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for calling for violence, referring to his comments about the January 6 Capitol assault.