Facebook To Overhaul Ad Targeting Tools To End Bias Suits

Law360 (March 19, 2019, 10:42 PM EDT) -- Facebook on Tuesday settled a series of lawsuits alleging it enabled advertisers to illegally exclude certain users from seeing their job, housing and credit ads, with the tech giant agreeing to overhaul its platform to limit those ads from being targeted toward cherry-picked users in a discriminatory way.   

The global settlement resolves four cases against Facebook that had been pending in federal court as well as a case pending before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Each suit included a variation of the allegation that Facebook's employment, housing and credit advertisements discriminated against people based on a variety of protected...

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