Reporters find that Facebook targeted ads to ‘jew haters’

September 15, 2017
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Facebook’s targeted advertising system is a powerful marketing tool in the right hands. But if someone with less-than-good intentions signs up for an account, bad things can happen. A ProPublica investigation has found that Facebook has virtually no limits on what kind of groups you can target ads at, including out-and-out anti-Semites.

Up until this week (when ProPublica drew attention to it), advertisers on Facebook could target posts at people who liked topics including “jew hater,” “How to burn jews,” or, “History of ‘why jews ruin the world.’”

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