Facebook Removed Ads for Heavy Weapons SaleAdded: Monday, April 11th, 2016
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Secret arms-trading groups on Facebook advertised revolvers, rifles and submachine guns built or designed in Britain, as well as heavy machine guns, anti-tank weapons, rocket launchers, portable anti-aircraft systems and grenade launchers built in Europe, Russia and the United States. Media reports drew attention of their readers and the company to this fact, calling Facebook “sprawling online arms bazaars”.
The Times said it had reported 7 examples of such suspicious groups to the social network, and Facebook had swiftly and successfully shut down 6 of them. When the newspaper wondered whether the pages advertising British weapons had been removed, Facebook responded that everything that had been brought to the company’s attention and violated its terms and conditions had been immediately removed.
According to the US newspaper, pictures and descriptions of the weapons were posted on Facebook alongside other social media platforms in Libya. The information about their sale was discovered by weapons intelligence consultancy Armament Research Services. In the meantime, it turned out that the sellers had discussed prospective deals with buyers via private messaging and phone talks.
Facebook reiterated that coordination of private sales of firearms is against its community standards, and the company removes any such content immediately after being notified about its presence in the network. The representatives of the largest social network in the world also encouraged people to use the reporting links found across Facebook to let its team of experts review such infringing content swiftly.
Monday, April 11th, 2016
|MMM BUT THEY STILL LETE ISIS POST ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER - SEEMS HYPOCRITICAL|
|Isis wouldn't get any publicity if they blocked them from facebook, and publicity is the main reason for ISIS.|
|Remove all ads and maybe just maybe I will re activate my account. I doubt I will. Facebook is getting old.|
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