Monday, November 14, 2016

Facebook to stop allowing racially targeted ads for housing, employment, credit - The Washington Post

Looks like Facebook is having a teachable moment and making some long-overdue corrections; a recommended-reading reminder in this context: The Attention Merchants

"Facebook will stop letting marketers run housing, employment, and credit ads that target or exclude users by racial and ethnic identity on the social network, the company announced Friday.

Facebook have let advertisers target ads using what it calls “ethnic affinity” for some time, but the practice came under fire after a recent ProPublica report showed how the feature could be used to place ads that may violate federal anti-discrimination laws."
Facebook to stop allowing racially targeted ads for housing, employment, credit - The Washington Post
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