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


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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