Facebook agreed Tuesday to change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing ads

Facebook agreed Tuesday to change its algorithms to prevent discriminatory housing

Facebook will now be subject to Justice Department approval and court oversight for its ad targeting and delivery system

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams called the lawsuit “groundbreaking.” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke called it “historic.”

She said the company would extend its new method for ads related to employment and credit in the U.S.

Clarke said “companies like Meta have a responsibility to ensure their algorithmic tools are not used in a discriminatory manner.”

If the new system is inadequate, the settlement agreement can be terminated, the Justice Department said

The Justice Department said Tuesday that the 2019 settlement reduced the potentially discriminatory targeting options available to advertisers