Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads as part of a legal settlement. The social network says it will no longer allow ads in these sectors that target people by age, gender or zip code. Facebook will also limit other targeting options so these ads don’t exclude people on the basis of race and ethnicity.

KCooper
KCooper
ZK AY
ZK AY 1 year

I can't even remember my Facebook password. Is Facebook really still a thing?

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

adblockplus, no script, ghostery. ur welcome

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 1 year

The whole point of advertisers choosing certain platforms or time slots or programs to advertise on is to target their audience. Facebook took it just one step further.

SimonR
SimonR 1 year

Why? Why allow people to be advertised to if they're not going to be accepted? And seriously who set their advertising settings to "not black?" get out of here

Oliver Biscuit
Oliver Biscuit 1 year

What I don't get is why all these companies choose to have their businesses in California anyway. The taxes are insaley high there (8.84% corporate tax alone). I bet if social media sites were to abandon California for Colorado (4.5%), they'd get a more intellectually diverse group of employees and their actions and policies would reflect it and the internet would benefit as a whole.

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