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NY orders probe into Facebook ad targeting practices

Tuesday 2 July 2019 | 09:18 CET | News
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has told the US Department of Financial Services to look into reports Facebook lets advertisers use its platform in a discriminatory manner, Reuters reported. This investigation follows another ordered by the governor in February, into report Facebook was secretly accessing personal information. Cuomo now wants a probe into whether the company is indeed allowing advertisers to modify or block ads according to zip code. This practice is known to exclude people based on race, colour, national origin, religion, familial status, sex and disability, among other

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Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States
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