• Facebook limits ad targeting following discrimination settlement

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Facebook has settled the lawsuit accusing the company of violating housing discrimination law through its ad system, and it's making changes to reduce the chances of future issues with housing ads and beyond. Marketers who want to run ads for credit...
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  • Facebook drops targeting options for housing, job, and credit ads after controversy

    Facebook drops targeting options for housing, job, and credit ads after controversy

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    As part of a legal settlement with civil rights groups, Facebook said today that it will end some targeting options for potentially discriminatory advertisements.
    The company said anyone placing housing, job, or credit ads will not be able to target users by age, gender, or zip code. Previously, the company dropped targeting by “multicultural affinity,” an option that could be used to exclude Facebook users by race.
    Ending targeting options for housing, job, and credits ads
    Facebook's ad practices came under scrutiny after ProPublica published a series of articles showing how targeting...
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  • ACLU reaches settlement with Facebook on discriminatory ads

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The American Civil Liberties Union said on Tuesday as part of a settlement with Facebook Inc the social network will make changes to its paid advertising platform to prevent discrimination in employment, housing and credit ads.
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  • Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

    2 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads. For the social network, that's one major legal problem down, several to go, including government investigations in the U.S. and Europe over its data and privacy practices.
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  • Facebook settles ACLU job advertisement discrimination suit

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Facebook and the ACLU issued a joint statement this morning, noting that they have settled a class action job discrimination suit. The ACLU filed the suit in September, along with Outten & Golden LLC and the Communications Workers of America, alleging that Facebook allowed employers to target ads based on categories like race, national origin, age and gender.
    The initial charges were filed on behalf of female workers who alleged they were not served up employment opportunities based on gender. Obviously all of that's against all sort of federal, state and local laws, including, notably...
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