Facebook will stop using an advertising tool in settlement with US government

The ‘Lookalike Audience’ tool relies on algorithm that US said discriminates on the basis of race, sex and other characteristicsFacebook will change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing advertising and its parent company will subject itself to court oversight to settle a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice on Tuesday.In a release, US government officials said that Meta, formerly known as Facebook, reached an agreement to settle the lawsuit filed the same day in Manhattan federal court.
Source: the guardian

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