LGBTQ Content Filtering: Update #7

Although I have learned a lot from this project, there are still so many issues I did not have time to fully look into. Although there is monetized content on Facebook besides advertisements, there have not been as many reports of content demonetization here as on other platforms. Notably being Youtube and its owner Google, […]

LGBTQ Content Filtering: Update #6

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, an investigation by the House Intelligence Committee revealed there were approximately 3000 ads bought and ran by the “Russia-based Internet Research Agency between 2015 and 2017.” The purpose of these ads was not to support any one candidate in the election, but to gain following among groups […]

LGBTQ Content Filtering: Update #5

In this update I wanted to detail some of the interesting things I’ve found related to Facebook’s LGBTQ micro-targeting. I found multiple reports of gay men on Facebook being targeted with ads for conversion therapy. Although the number of users who saw these ads was small, it is nonetheless foreshadowing of other issues that could […]