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IBM’s ageism scandal: 5 ways the company reportedly screwed older workers

ProPublica and Mother Jones released the results of a sweeping investigation today that underscores the pernicious problem of age discrimination in tech. Over the last few years, the news outlets say, IBM shed some 20,000 American employees over 40, roughly 60% of its total U.S. job cuts during the time period. The investigation relied, in part, … Continue reading “IBM’s ageism scandal: 5 ways the company reportedly screwed older workers”

IBM’s ageism scandal: 5 ways the company reportedly screwed older workers
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Facebook’s ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities

Once again, Facebook’s insanely lucrative ad platform is under fire, regarding the questionable ways that advertisers can target ads. ProPublica has brought up numerous examples—last year it was able to exclude certain ethnic groups–including African-Americans and Hispanic Americans–from seeing certain ads; earlier this year groups such as “Jew haters” “Nazi party” could be specifically targeted … Continue reading “Facebook’s ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities”

Facebook’s ad platform still lets users discriminate against protected minorities
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