More reasons to hate Facebook

This article coming from ProPublica called “Employers Used Facebook to Keep Women and Older Workers From Seeing Job Ads. The Federal Government Thinks That’s Illegal.” by Ariana Tobin shares the scandal of companies posting not only age discriminating job ad, but gender discriminating ones too. You don’t have to be an expert to know that this sounds wrong, and the federal government agrees. It illegal. A new ruling by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that these employers were violating civil rights when they excluded both women and older people from seeing the ads. These companies include Nebraska Furniture Mart, Capital One, Edward Jones, and some other fairly known companies.

ProPublica is a non profit website that features investigative journalism in the public interest. They claim to fight the abuses of power. I liked this article, and I think its important to note that companies are still being discriminatory especially in this day and age. I think this story holds quite a bit of prominence especially with huge companies like Capital One being involved in this scandal. I also think that this article holds quite a bit of timeliness since these court rulings just occurred.

One thought on “More reasons to hate Facebook

  1. Good article, Kiki. The creativity companies use to get around the law, with Facebook’s assistance, is pretty amazing.

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