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Facebook Settles Case Involving Organizations Targeting Consumers By Ethnicity

More shenanigans at Facebook. Is there no end? (Oh, right. There is no end.)

Facebook is paying about 5 million dollars in fines to settle lawsuits that claim the social media site allowed organizations to target consumers based on ethnicity. Facebook doesn’t allow advertisers to filter based on race, but consumers can be targeted through criteria called “ethnic affinity”.

You can find dozens of articles describing the reasons why Facebook has been fined (again) more than $5 million by starting at:


Categories: Legal Affairs, Online Privacy & Security

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