Facebook halts ad targeting cited in bias complaints

Source: Noam Scheiber & Mike Isaac, New York Times (Paid Registration)

After years of criticism, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their messages only to people of a certain race, gender or age group.

The company said that anyone advertising housing, jobs or credit—three areas where federal law prohibits discrimination in ads—would no longer have the option of explicitly aiming ads at people on the basis of those characteristics.

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