Now, as if Facebook doesn't have enough to answer for, today I'm reading that they allow electronic age discrimination in their want ads. (I wouldn't be surprised if they admired the technology behind it, regardless of its effect.)
Excerpted from an article at Potnter.org:
Technology-driven age discrimination lawsuits . . . are becoming commonplace. In December, a class action was filed on behalf of the Communications Workers of America and Facebook users over 40, after it was revealed that major employers used age targeting to display recruitment ads on Facebook. One of the ads, for employment opportunities at T-Mobile, was only visible to 18- to 35-year-olds. Another, for Facebook, could only be seen by 21- to 55-year-olds.
“Like many technologies in the modern economy, Facebook has an unfathomable capacity to make workers aware of economic opportunities, such as jobs,” the plaintiff’s lawyers wrote. They continued: “Facebook has turned its powerful ad program into a conduit for age discrimination; and now Plaintiffs have found that national employers have coordinated with Facebook to exclude an enormous portion of the American labor force from receiving job ads, recruitment, and hiring opportunities. . . .”
https://www.poynter.org/news/not-so-hot ... -employers