• Meta to change targeting for housing ads after settling DOJ discrimination suit

    7 days ago - By ZDnet

    This is the Justice Department's first case challenging algorithmic bias under the Fair Housing Act. It's also the first time that Meta will be subject to court oversight for its ad targeting and delivery system.
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  • Meta settles with US government over ad targeting-enabled housing discrimination

    Meta settles with US government over ad targeting-enabled housing discrimination

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    The company was accused of letting advertisers exclude protected groups from their campaigns. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    The US government and Facebook parent company Meta have agreed on a settlement to clear up a lawsuit that accused the company of facilitating housing discrimination by letting advertisers specify that ads not be shown to people belonging to specific protected groups, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. You can read the full agreement below.
    The government first brought a case against Meta for algorithmic housing discrimination in...
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  • Meta settles US lawsuit over housing discrimination

    7 days ago - By Engadget

    Meta has agreed to settle 2019 charges that it enabled housing discrimination through ad targeting. The deal with the Justice Department will have the company end use of a "Special Ad Audiences" tool that allegedly used a discrimination-prone algorithm to widen the reach of housing ads on Facebook. Meta is instead developing a new method, the "variance reduction system," to ensure home ads match their eligible targeted viewers. The decision to retire Special Ad Audiences also applies to credit and employment ads, Meta added. The company said all three categories were part of a "deep-rooted...
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