Facebook defends targeted ads that only show job openings to young people

By Thursday, December 21, 2017 0 Permalink 0

Over 36 years old and looking for a job? Sorry, grandpa! ;

A new report from ProPublica and the New York Times found that dozens of large corporations — including Verizon, Amazon, Target, Goldman Sachs, and Facebook itself — were using Facebook’s targeted ads to only show job opportunities to younger people.

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For those over a certain age, it’s like the ads didn’t even exist. ;

Verizon, according to the report, was looking to hire people in financial planning and analysis. So it took out an ad on Facebook — and targeted people between the ages of 25 and 36 years old. Read more…

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Facebook defends targeted ads that only show job openings to young people

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