Tech giants can’t seem to just stick to tech anymore. In recent months, they’ve joined the smelly hordes of social justice warriors calling for more gun control.
In an effort to take on gun control by themselves, Google has announced they will ban and remove all ads on the platform that even mention firearms.
“The search engine will also be banning any AdWords that deal with the “3D printing of guns or gun parts,” this will include “instructions” on 3D printing of firearm parts. Google announced these new changes in an email, the subject line of which reads, “Google AdWords Policy Update – Change to Dangerous products or services Policy.”
Breitbart possesses the email, which provides a “non-exhaustive list of examples of products for which ads will no longer be allowed.”
- Conversion kits
- Scopes and sights
- Tripods and bipods
- Gun-making instructions, software or equipment for 3D printing of guns or gun-parts
Google’s AdWord policy change comes just months after YouTube announced it was banning all gun demonstration videos and follows Facebook’s incremental prohibitions on gun ads and sales.”
Google is notorious for being left-wing in mindset and practice. Google is using the power of their internet platform to silence gun owners and gun rights supporters.
As these bans or shadow bans are rolled out, it will be interesting to see if the company faces any negative effects from their left-wing bias. With many search engines staying out of politics and not leaning one way or another, it might only be a matter of time until Google learns its lesson.