The social media giant is preparing for the inauguration Day that is scheduled for January 22nd. The company announces a temporary ban on advertisements that promote weapons and accessories such as ammunition, silencers, etc., as a precautionary measure.
The users criticized Facebook for allowing the posts that supported the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. According to the sources, ads for military gear, including body armors, gun holsters, etc., were showed right next to the posts about the attack on Facebook and Instagram, making the majority of the users uncomfortable.
On Friday, a letter was written by a group of US senators to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. In the letter, the senators stressed the company upon developing a policy that permanently bans the promotion of products that can be used for violence or lethal combats.
Hence, the company has kept the concerns in mind and banned the promotion of death-causing weapons on the platform until January 22nd. Since the entire USA is worrying about Inauguration Day and hoping that no violence or attack occurs, several companies have tightened their policies to ensure security.
Facebook has also announced to review all the Inauguration-related events to make sure that nothing goes against the company’s policies, and if anything violates the rules, that will be removed immediately.