Released: February 09, 2017
Facebook cracks down on ads that discriminate
Source: Hayley Tsukayama, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Facebook said Wednesday that it's making three changes to stop housing, employment and credit-related ads on its network that discriminate based on personal attributes.
The company came under fire last fall, following a ProPublica article that showed it was possible to make housing ads on Facebook that explicitly excluded certain racial groups, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
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