So, Military Arms Channel shared an interesting post on Instagram recently . . . gun owners beware: the following content may cause serious frustration.
Apparently, when clicking on a firearms-related hashtag on the Facebook-owned Instagram app, MAC was suddenly faced with the following message:
So, this showed up today when I clicked on a firearms related hashtag. Now that Facebook owns Instagram, it’s only a matter of time before the same BS that goes on at FB starts to go on here. @coppercustom #triggerpuller #pewpew #guns #mac #2amendment #2a #molonlabe #tactical #firearms #merica #murica #freedom #gunlife #shooting #militaryarms #military #gunporn #nra #weaponsdaily @weaponsdaily @gunwebsites @gunchannels_ @brownellsinc #brownells #nra
With over 1.6 billion active users, the social network has long been one of the largest places online for gun owners to post images of their firearms, arrange swaps, and plan sales. Most of these swaps are brokered in private groups, not through any feature offered by the social media website.
Facebook already cracked down on private transfers in 2014 when it restricted gun-related posts from being viewed by minors, and banned private sellers from conducting sales without a background check or across state lines if they lacked an FFL. And now, Military Arms Channel is claiming Instagram has started censoring firearm related content.
What do you think about this?