• Facebook bans ads for gun accessories in run-up to inauguration - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    The move comes as the US braces for the possibility of more violence ahead of the Jan. 20 swearing in of President-elect Joe Biden.
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  • Facebook temporarily bans ads for gun accessories and military gear

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Facebook is continuing its crackdown on potential domestic terrorism at President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The social network told BuzzFeed News that it was temporarily banning US ads for gun accessories and military gear, such as holsters and...
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  • Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook's new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the DC area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook created a new executive role pertaining to civil rights and California's Proposition 22 faced its first legal challenge this year.
    All that and more in this week's edition of Human Capital.
    Facebook hires VP of civil rights
    Facebook hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company. Austin is set...
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  • Facebook suspends ads for weapon accessories until at least January 22nd

    Facebook suspends ads for weapon accessories until at least January 22nd

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    Facebook has updated its Inauguration Day preparations to include a temporary ban on ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment at least through January 22nd “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in a new blog post Saturday. “We already prohibit ads for weapons, ammunition and weapon enhancements like silencers. But we will now also prohibit ads for accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US,” the statement reads.
    The ban comes after Facebook was criticized for allowing posts across its platforms...
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  • Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

    Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    In light of safety concerns surrounding the upcoming US presidential inauguration, Facebook has decided to ban events on its platform that would take place near the US Capitol building and White House. As well, the platform has also banned new events that would take place near state capitols until after Inauguration Day. Soon after the events that took place at...
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