Facebook Removes ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ads, Responds To Chelsea Clinton

Facebook came under fire following reports about ads that promoted “Gay Conversion Therapy” targeting LGBT people.

The former first daughter tweeted earlier in the same day that “Conversion therapy” was akin to child abuse. She wanted the ads and their “practices” be made illegal everywhere.

Chelsea Clinton

@ChelseaClinton

Child abuse. “Conversion therapy” is child abuse. There are not two sides to this question and these ads – and the practices they promote – should be illegal everywhere. Full stop. https://twitter.com/rvawonk/status/1034940628487090181 

Facebook

@facebook

We don’t allow ads that promote gay conversion therapy on Facebook. We removed these ads after further review. While we may miss some, we’re working hard to make sure we quickly find and take down bad ads.

On Sunday, The Telegraph reported that Facebook removed some “Conversion therapy” adverts that targeted members of the LGBT community after reports about a flaw with the micro-targeting algorithm employed by the social media giant for choosing audiences for ads.

Source: Facebook Removes ‘Gay Conversion Therapy’ Ads, Responds To Chelsea Clinton

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