YouTube tightens restrictions on firearm videos | Inquirer Technology

YouTube tightens restrictions on firearm videos

/ 08:51 PM March 22, 2018
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SAN BRUNO, California—YouTube has tightened its restrictions on firearms videos.

The video-serving network owned by Google is banning videos that provide instructions on how to make a firearm, ammunition, high-capacity magazines, and accessories such as bump stocks and silencers.

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The ban includes showing viewers how to install the accessories or modifications. YouTube also prohibits content about the sale of guns or firearm accessories.

The policy comes weeks after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.

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The National Sports Shooting Foundation says such restrictions “impinge on the Second Amendment.” The group worries about the potential for blocking “educational content” that instructs and improves skills. /jpv

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TOPICS: firearms, infotech, Social Media, Youtube
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