Instagram, as well as Facebook, is a hugely popular platform, so people interested in one niche may be absolutely unfamiliar with some other fields, or even oblivious of their existence. This kind of confusion has risen during the breast-feeding related scandal. That time some users went totally shocked: ones surprised with such grave restrictions towards something so natural, others with the fact someone is willing to share this type of pictures.
Last week Instagram (and Facebook, as they share quite a common policy) have announced the ending of private gun sales. People from most countries were more than surprised to hear that because they wouldn’t even think this is possible. Meanwhile, in the USA, about 40% of guns are sold through unlicensed dealers, which means no background check, no firearm registration, no possiblity to track new owner. Facebook now puts it to the end.
Just as it happened before to medical equipment and drugs, now only licensed sellers will be able to market their products on the media. “Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution.” – said, Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of product policy. We wish them luck and express our hope to see the decrease of gun violence in the States.