ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

Facebook Targeted Young LGBTI People with ‘Gay Cure’ Advertisements

08/28/2018 | Gay Star News

Facebook has reportedly targeted young LGBTI people with ‘predatory’ targeted advertisements for gay cure therapy. The social media giant uses specially designed algorithms to target advertising to its users based on their online behaviours. But young LGBTI people reported feeling ‘shaken’ at seeing ads promoting ‘sexual purity’, according to a report in The Telegraph. When users clicked ‘why am I seeing this ad’, it responded because they had shown an interest in ‘gender issues’.

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