The legally binding agreement with Washington State requires Facebook to make these changes within 90 days and its impact will be nationwide, the state`s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, said in a statement.
"Facebook`s advertising platform allowed unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation, disability and religion," Attorney General Bob Ferguson said.
The action concludes a 20-month investigation by the Washington State Attorney General`s Office that began after nonprofit ProPublica published an article on Facebook`s advertisement targeting, Ferguson said.
Facebook confirmed the agreement with the state.
"Discriminatory advertising has no place on our platform, and we`ll continue to improve our ad products so they`re relevant, effective, and safe for everyone," said Will Castleberry, Facebook`s vice president of state and local policy.
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