MENLO PARK, Ca. – There are a few changes coming to Facebook and Instagram.
Starting Wednesday, anyone under 18 will not be able to see alcohol, tobacco or e-cigarette content on either platform.
A spokesperson says the company is also restricting private sales, trades, transfers or giving alcohol and tobacco products as gifts and, if there are, the content will have to be restricted to those 18 and up.
This also applies to any Facebook groups created to sell alcohol or tobacco products.
The spokesperson also says the new policy had been in the works and is not a response to this week’s congressional hearings.