Facebook belatedly makes it harder to run some discriminatory ads


Nothing like finally doing the right thing after being sued and browbeaten into it. Sort of. 

Scandal-plagued Facebook announced March 19 that it would take steps to address one of its many structural flaws. Namely, the company will no longer allow advertisers to discriminate when it comes to housing, jobs, or credit advertisements that run on the social media platform. 

“These changes are the result of historic settlement agreements with leading civil rights organizations and ongoing input from civil rights experts,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote in a press release announcing the changes.  Read more…

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