By Ann Brown
Women in technical roles at Facebook make up 22 percent of the workforce, and 30 percent of senior leadership roles. If the company is committed to diversity as it has claimed to be, it would seem odd if Facebook is looking to hire more men.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing Facebook and 10 advertisers over ads it says are discriminatory because they target male employees exclusively.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit accusing Facebook and 10 of its advertisers of gender discrimination, calling into question a tool on the social network that allows employers to run employment ads aimed exclusively at male users, the Huffington Post reported.
The suit was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and accuses Facebook of “reviving an era when newspapers printed job listings in male and female columns, which largely excluded women from high-paying work, and of reneging on promises to protect its users from having their data used against them.”
“Facebook must change its platform to prevent advertisers from exploiting user data for discriminatory purposes, and ensure once and for all that all users, regardless of gender, race, age, or other protected status, are given Click here to read entire article