The company’s new advertising policy now more clearly prohibits discrimination by spelling out that advertisers cannot discriminate against people based on “personal attributes such as race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, disability, medical or genetic condition,” the company explains today in a blog post about the new policies and features.
The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mc Collum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
Additionally, users can complain about or block unpleasant people.
Facebook has more than 2 billion monthly active users as of June 2017.
The company says it worked with several groups during the creation of its new policies and tools, and gave thanks in its post to the following: New York State Attorney General Eric T.
Schneiderman; Members of the Congressional Black Caucus including Chairman Cedric Richmond, Rep.