Facebook blocks sites that provide instruction to create 3D printed guns

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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 says 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 a company, Defense Distributed, from publishing blueprints for 3D-printing firearms.

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