ACLU and Workers Take On Facebook for Gender Discrimination in Job Ads

The ACLU, Outten & Golden LLP, and the Communications Workers of America filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 other employers for unlawfully discriminating on the basis of gender by targeting their job ads on Facebook to male Facebook users only, excluding all women and non-binary users from receiving the ads. The charges were filed on behalf of three female workers, CWA and the hundreds of thousands of female workers CWA represents, and a class of millions of women allegedly denied information on job opportunities…

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Facebook Pledge to Lower Emissions and Utilise 100% Renewable Energy

Facebook have stated their plans for their new sustainability plans in a post on their website: Today, we are committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and powering our global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases, Facebook is on track to be one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy. Since our first purchase of wind power in 2013, Facebook has signed contracts for over 3 gigawatts of new solar and wind energy, that…

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Facebook Introduces the Ad Archive API

Facebook has announced it is creating an Ad Archive API, in a post on their website by Rob Leathern, Director of Product Management, this is to allow researchers and journalists a more effective way to analyse political adverts on the platform, the post is below: We’re making advertising more transparent to help prevent abuse on Facebook, especially during elections. Today we’re starting to roll out the Ad Archive API, so researchers and journalists can more easily analyze Facebook ads related to politics or issues of national importance. Beginning with a…

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Facebook Launch 2018 Diversity Report

Facebook have released information on their 2018 Diversity Report, They released a blog post via their site written by Maxine Williams, Facebook’s Chief Diversity Officer. I have included the blog post below, the original can be read here.   Today we’re publishing our fifth annual diversity report — and we wanted to take this opportunity to share what we believe is working and where we can do better. Diversity is critical to our success as a company. People from all backgrounds rely on Facebook to connect with others, and we…

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Small Steps Teams Up With Grey New York And Facebook To Combat Britain’s Far Right

An organization leading the fight against the Far Right in Britain has been selected as part of Facebook’s Create Against Hate campaign this year; an initiative with the media industry and young creatives to counter hate speech and extremism online. Small Steps was founded in 2015 and delivers training and mentoring across the UK on the threat of the FarRight. The trainers are former Far-Right activists themselves, previously belonging to groups including the English Defence League, British National Party and neo-Nazi group National Front. The partnership with Facebook and Grey New…

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