US lawmakers question Facebook on targeted ads for teens

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MediaPost reports U.S. lawmakers want Facebook to detail its targeted advertising practices against teenagers. U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., with Reps. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., and Lori Trahan, D-Mass., penned a letter alleging Facebook’s continued use of ad targeting as teenagers are “more influenced by marketing, less likely to realize a piece of content is an advertisement, and less able to grasp the harms of vast data collection.” Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne told MediaPost it doesn’t use third-party data to serve ads to kids under 18.
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