Complaint against discrimination with job ads by Facebook

Facebook’s ad platform often shows job ads based on historical gender stereotypes, NGO Global Witness found when they placed genderneutral ads on the platform and reviewed the data. Ads for pilots and mechanics were shown mostly to men; ads for preschool teachers mostly to women. Global Witness together with female rights’ organisation Clara Wichmann filed a complaint with the Dutch supervisory authority and the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights. The complaint to the Dutch DPA was drafted by students of the ILP Lab. The campaign garnered serious media attention at CNN and De Volkskrant.