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Facebook removes feature that let ads reach 'Jew haters'

Reuters  |  SAN FRANCISCO 

By David IngramSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people's self-reported education and job information after a report that those features allowed targeting based on anti-Semitic topics.ProPublica, a non-profit news organization based in New York, reported hours earlier that Facebook's self-service ad-buying platform had allowed marketers to target ads at people who, on their Facebook profile, had listed phrases such as "Jew hater" as their field of study or work.Some 2,300 people had expressed ...

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 12:03 IST