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Facebook users can't share blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions to create 3D-printed guns. (Source: CNN) Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions to create 3D-printed guns. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – Facebook is blocking its users from sharing blueprints to create 3D-printed guns.

The social media giant announced Thursday it would remove all such content from its site.

In a statement, Facebook said such information violates its community standards.

Facebook already bars the sale or exchange of firearms on its site, except by licensed dealers.

The announcement comes after a federal judge blocked a settlement that would have allowed the company Defense Distributed from publishing blueprints for 3D-printed firearms.

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