Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Children 'Interested In' Gambling And Alcohol, According To Facebook

I want to say I am shocked by this but, after everything Facebook has been caught doing, this doesn't surprise me one bit.

The social network’s advertising tools reveal 740,000 children under the age of 18 are flagged as being interested in gambling, including 130,000 in the UK. Some 940,000 minors – 150,000 of whom are British – are flagged as being interested in alcoholic beverages. These “interests” are automatically generated by Facebook, based on what it has learned about a user by monitoring their activity on the social network.