Reply to post: Re: A pox on people behaving sterotypically

Facebook ad platform discriminates all on its own, say boffins

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Re: A pox on people behaving sterotypically

No - the problem is tech companies hiding behind 'it's the algorithm wot done it' when caught out doing stuff that is against the law.

Advertising country music to people interested in country music - no problem, and thank you for not targeting me.

Putting your advert for IT geeks on El Reg, fine (though why you would want to employ the type of people who read/comment on El Reg, rather than getting on with work, idk).

Checking the gender of El Reg readers algorithmicly and replacing the job advert with one for cosmetics if you think I'm female - immoral, stupid, and arguably illegal.

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