WorldViews: How Facebook is serving up Israeli settlement ads to Palestinian users

By Adam Taylor, February 2, 2015

American social network Facebook is facing a new backlash after Palestinian Facebook users complained of seeing "promoted" posts that advertised homes in Israeli settlements.The Washington Post was sent screenshots of the sponsored advertisements, which were in Hebrew and appeared to show relatively luxurious homes. When asked how the advertisements ended up reaching Palestinians, a Facebook representative was unable to answer and said that the social network was investigating. RE/MAX Israel, a franchise of an American real estate company who appeared to be behind some of the posts, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read full article >>