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Facebook is apologizing after its algorithms tagged 65,000 Russian users as “interested in treason.” Facebook algorithmically tags users based on their behavior, making it easier for advertisers to target people interested in specific topics. In this case, however, the tag “treason” may have put users under the threat of government intervention. Facebook says it has since removed the interest category.
Source: https://gizmodo.com/facebook-s-ad-tools-labeled-thousands-of-users-as-inte-1827525635 [gizmodo.com]