Fearing Anti-Semitic Speech, Facebook Limits Audience Targeting

After a report that it allowed advertisers to seek out users interested in topics like “Jew hater,” Facebook also removed self-reported targeting fields.

Facebook has said it will restrict how advertisers target their audiences on the social network after a report said some were able to seek out self-described “Jew haters.”In a statement dated Thursday, the company also said it would prevent users from indicating what type of ads they would like to see in an attempt to curb hate speech, adding that it had “no place on our platform.”The moves came in response to a ProPublica investigation that revealed that Facebook’s self-service ad-buying pl...