Congressmen Ask Facebook: Who’s Buying Your Hate Speech Ads?
Congressmen ask Facebook: Who’s buying your hate speech ads?
Facebook is facing scrutiny from U.S. Congressmen Keith Ellison and John Conyers.
The Democratic representatives from Minnesota and Michigan, respectively, wrote a letter to the social media company Wednesday asking that it update its policies regarding hate speech. They also asked Facebook to clarify who buys ads on its site and to make all Facebook ads publicly available.
“I am concerned that Facebook allowed advertisers to target people who expressed interest in the topics of ‘Jew-hater’ and ‘How to burn jews,'” Ellison and Conyers wrote. “Allowing for the spread of violent and hateful ideologies on Facebook, a network …