On June 30, Reason.com ran an article showing that Google’s proposed changes for banned firearm ads would include toy gun ads.
According to Reason, Google’s proposed bans would include not only real guns but also “functioning antique guns, airsoft guns, paintball guns, [and] bb guns.”
The goal in banning ads for real guns and toy guns is one and the same–“to keep people safe both online and offline.”
On June 27, Breitbart News reported on the proposed bans by pointing out that they go into effect in September and are “subject to change.” But if they remain as they are now, they will include not only “Guns & Parts” but also “any part or component that’s necessary to the function of a gun or intended for attachment to a gun.”
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