Some 2,300 people had expressed interest in the topics “Jew hater”, “how to burn Jews” and “History of ‘why Jews ruin the world’.”

Facebook Inc said it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people’s self-reported education and job information after a report that those features allowed targeting based on anti-Semitic topics.

ProPublica, a non-profit news organisation based in New York, reported that Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had allowed marketers to target ads at people who, on their Facebook profile, had listed phrases such as “Jew hater” as their field of study or work.

Read the article on the Huffington Post ( Reuters).

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