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Reddit will no longer allow users to exchange firearms among other things


WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Reddit announced on Wednesday they would ban users from using their site to facilitate the sale of firearms and ammunition among other things.

The announcement was posted on their site, which as Gizmodo reports, has been used to exchange gifts among users.

Reddit also will no long "facilitate any transaction or gift" involving explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, controlled substances, paid services involving sexual contact, stolen goods, personal information and falsified official documents or currency.

"Reddit is not intended to be used as a marketplace and takes no responsibility for any transactions individual users might decide to undertake in spite of this," the website wrote in its announcement. "Always remember: you are dealing with strangers on the internet."

This is not the first time in recent months that changes have been made to the social network. Last October, the site banned sub communities such as r/Nazi and r/EuropeanNationalism from interacting any further.

"[W]e found that the policy regarding “inciting” violence was too vague, and so we have made an effort to adjust it to be more clear and comprehensive," Reddit said at the time in a statement. "Going forward, we will take action against any content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people."

Reddit's announcement comes after YouTube made its own changes and decided to ban gun sales and videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms.

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