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Facebook accused of allowing bias against women in job adsND


Noam Scheiber, The New York Times, Tuesday September 18 2018

A group of job-seekers is accusing Facebook of helping employers to exclude female candidates from recruiting campaigns. The employers appear to have used Facebook’s targeting technology to exclude women from the users who received their advertisements, which highlighted openings for jobs like truck driver or window installer. Washington-based employment lawyer Debra Katz, who is not involved with the case, said the campaigns appeared to violate Federal US law, which forbids employers and employment agencies like recruiting firms from discriminating on the basis of gender. “There is no place for discrimination on Facebook; it’s strictly prohibited in our policies,” said Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesman. “We are reviewing the complaint and look forward to defending our practices.”

For the full story see: www.nytimes.com

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