As mass shootings continue to devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons belong on Bumble.
From today on, we will begin the process of moderating all new and previously uploaded photos for the presence of guns.* Our terms and conditions will be updated to reflect this decision.
The statement said the decision is an effort to make the app safer, comparing banning guns to their previous policy of banning hate speech and inappropriate sexual content.
Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world. Bumble has a responsibility to our users and a larger goal to encourage accountability offline.
There is one exception. Men or women in law enforcement or military uniforms can still pose with a firearm. The company is also donating $100,000 to the organization founded by the survivors of the Parkland shooting, March For Our Lives.