Facebook to Make Sweeping Discrimination Reforms
Kathy Gurchiek | March 21, 2019
Facebook will change how it manages job, housing, and credit ads on its platforms, following what it called "historic settlement agreements" with leading civil rights organizations and recommendations from civil rights experts. The reforms, announced March 19, are designed to prevent advertisers for housing, employment or credit from discriminating based on race, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, family status or other characteristics covered by federal, state and local civil rights laws. Advertisers will no longer be able to target ads for jobs, housing or credit at people of a certain age, gender or race.