Meta will restrict ad targeting based on thousands of sensitive topics | Engadget

The internet giant believed it could refine its ad platform to serve everyone without hurting business connections.The company is also giving you more control over the ads you see. This may help by reducing the number of exploitative ads, but it could also hurt the relevancy of those ads you do see.Please enter a valid email address The New York Times reports Meta is removing detailed ad targeting options for "thousands" of sensitive topics on Facebook, Instagram and other services starting January 19th, 2022. In early 2022, you'll have the option to see fewer ads linked to gambling, weight loss and other delicate subjects. A 2020 audit concluded Meta fell short on efforts to combat discrimination, including ads. However, VP Graham Mudd said the outgoing options could lead to "negative experiences for people in underrepresented groups." Meta will crack down further on potentially harmful ads.
Meta will crack down further on potentially harmful ads. The New York Timesreports Meta is removing detailed ad targeting options for "thousands" of sensitive topics on Facebook, Instagram and other … [+1695 chars]