Thursday, December 21, 2017

Does Facebook's algorithmic placement of client employment ads lead to age discrimination?

Does Facebook’s algorithmic technique for placing ads on members’ pages lead to perhaps unintentional age or sex discrimination in employment?
The New York Times revisits that question today, in a story by Julia Angwin, Noam Scheiber, and Ariana Tobin, link here

Older job searchers might not see openings pitched by algorithms only to younger Facebook members.
The indirect result of this story is a reminder of the potential importance of online reputation, especially in major social media (not just Linked In) today in employment.  That wasn’t so much the case when I was working. 

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