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Facebook refuses advertisers to use ethnic filters

Facebook has cracked down on its advertisers targeting users by race after concerns it was being used to discriminate against ethnic minorities.

Responding to widespread criticism of the social network allowing businesses to target certain racial groups, Facebook said it would block adverts for housing, jobs and lending from doing so.

The company had been hit with lawsuits claiming it violated anti-discrimination laws and been slammed by politicians over the matter.

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