Response from Facebook
Facebook’s increasing commitment to human rights protection is evident in the policies, products and other resources we invest in and implement across the globe; our work to mitigate risk of conflict; the appointment of our new human rights director – as well as the creation of an independent Oversight Board.
As the report notes, in recent years we’ve made changes to our ads system and targeting to create more transparency, and removed thousands of categories that could potentially relate to protected characteristics. In 2018, we also announced changes to prioritize authentic engagement in News Feed. We continue to seek and assess feedback from outside experts around these practices, and are actively intensifying our human rights due diligence – work which we hope to speak more about soons'