Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Facebook's Employment Ads Promote Sex Discrimination

Uh oh, the ACLU is pissed at Facebook for its evil ways and they aren't gonna take it any more. Or something like that. My question is this...how does the ACLU know that Facebook is targeting only young men?

Today, five decades later, sex-segregated job listings are roaring back to life. Enabled by social media platforms like Facebook, advertisers are increasingly using users’ personal data to direct their ads — including for jobs — to individual users based on characteristics such as sex, race, and age, thus excluding users outside of the selected groups from learning about these opportunities.