The US Asks Twitter, Google, and Microsoft to Delete Files to Print 3D Weapons

California State Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for immediate action “to block or limit access to materials to print 3D weapons available online”US Asks Twitter, Google, and Microsoft to Delete Files

The US Asks Twitter, Google, and Microsoft to Delete Files: The United States Senator Dianne Feinstein has asked the main Internet and social networking companies worldwide, including TwitterGoogleMicrosoft, and Facebook, to remove from their platforms the files that can be used to print 3D weapons.

The US Asks Twitter, Google, and Microsoft to Delete Files

The senator from the state of California has submitted her request through letters addressed to the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Craiglist, Google, Reddit and Yahoo, as Feinstein has shared from the United States Senate website.

In the letter addressed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the Democratic Party MP has requested that his company “take immediate measures to block or limit access to materials to print 3D weapons available online.”

Following the recent ruling of a federal judge that allowed the free dissemination of 3D weapons, the Defense Distributed company announced that it would publish on the Internet planes of firearms that it is possible to build using 3D printers.

These reproductions are shared through archives for computer-aided design (CAD) tools, which can be shared through the Web and social networks and found in Internet search engines.

Feinstein has denounced that the publication of these files makes it possible for “anyone to have lethal weapons that are untraceable and undetectable” and the risks derived from it, and has shown that the platforms have terms of use that allow them to withdraw 3D weapons drawings.

The senator has also sent a similar letter to Facebook, although Mark Zuckerberg’s social network committed last week to eliminate the 3D weapons files, pointing precisely to the fact that these violated its terms of use.

In addition, this Thursday the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has warned that he will prosecute people who possess 3D weapons, as well as their production.

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