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Facebook Removes Major Targeting Options to Fight Discriminatory Advertising

facebook removes major targeting options to fight discriminatory advertising

Last week, Facebook announced the ability for advertisers to target their campaigns based on a user's employer and education will be removed from the advertising platform.

The decision comes after ProPublica, an investigative reporting publication, found that advertisers could target discriminatory groups such as “Jew Haters” and “NaziParty” in their ad campaigns.

Facebook Suspends Potentially Discriminatory Ad Targeting Options, but Further Concerns Remain

facebook suspends potentially discriminatory ad targeting options but further concerns remain

Facebook has this week announced that it’s suspending the ability to target ads by excluding racial groups in order to give them time to investigate the issue. Again.

For the second time in the last year or so, an investigation has shown that Facebook’s intricate ad targeting options can be used to skirt federal laws, specifically in regards to housing.