Facebook users can't share blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Posted at 4:14 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 01:30:04-04

(CNN) – Facebook is blocking its users from sharing blueprints to create 3D-printed guns.

The social media giant announced Thursday it would remove all such content from its site.

In a statement, Facebook said such information violates its community standards.

Facebook already bars the sale or exchange of firearms on its site, except by licensed dealers.

The announcement comes after a federal judge blocked a settlement that would have allowed the company Defense Distributed from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed firearms.

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