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Facebook's job advertising system might break the law

Campaign group Global Witness said it failed to prevent discriminatory targeting of job advertising and its algorithm was biased in choosing who would see them. In an experiment, almost all Facebook users shown adverts for mechanics were men, while ads for nursery nurses…
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EU antitrust rules question Facebook's acquisition

The EU antitrust regulators are opening an investigation into Facebook’s purchase of U.S. customer service startup, Kustomer. So, the EU worries that the acquisition may hurt competition and boost Facebook’s dominance in online advertising. EU antitrust…
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Facebook dislikes an honest ad campaign and bans it

Signal tried to run a very honest ad campaign on Instagram, but Facebook decided to ban it, according to a blog post. The ads were showing users how much information they have been sharing with Facebook and Instagram through the platforms’ targeting tools. The…
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Scam ads on Facebook and Google, despite flagging

Scam ads still appear on Google and Facebook, although an important number of victims reported them. According to Which?, the consumer watchdog in the United Kingdom, the platforms failed to remove them. A third of the scam ads are still online Both giants said…
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Facebook decided to block sharing news in Australia

Users in Australia could not read or share news on the platform, Facebook announced. The company announced that this is a reaction to the new Media Bargain law. Facebook bets on the cost for users According to a blog post, it “will restrict publishers and…