Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiasco
September 21, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.
The company is also tightening policies and tools that let businesses target advertisements to its 2 billion users, hoping to ensure that this doesn't happen again.
The move follows a ProPublica report that found advertisers could use terms such as "how to burn Jews" to target ads to people with those terms in their profile.
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, wrote in a post on Wednesday that the company "...