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Ads Discrimination: Facebook and Canadians Use

ads discrimination: We've been working with them to address their concerns and have taken significant steps to prevent ads discrimination, Facebook said in the statement, according to Toronto Star. Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg What the California-based company did, according to the release, was create a set of filters that allowed landlords to pick and choose who could see advertisements for housing based on categories that also included gender, colour, parental status, religious beliefs and disability. Facebook said it was surprised by HUD's decision. Facebook also mined consumer data to generate targeted ads that effectively bypassed some groups, according to the release. About 24 million Canadians use the social media platform every month, a company spokesperson confirmed. Using a computer to limit a person's housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone's face, Carson said. ( As reported in the news.