YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this
week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving
weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S.
YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling
firearms and accessories, including bump stocks, which allow a
semi-automatic rifle to fire faster. Additionally, YouTube said it
will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble
firearms. The video site, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, has
faced intense criticism for hosting videos about guns, bombs and
other deadly weapons.