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Facebook's Ad Targeting Is Under Scrutiny About Whether It Allows Discrimination

Facebook's Ad Targeting Is Under Scrutiny About Whether It Allows Discrimination

Facebook is known for its sophisticated ad targeting that lets brands get super-targeted in how they buy ads, but a possible flaw in the ad-buying system discovered by ProPublica highlights an option
Nonprofit Journalism Groups Are Gearing Up With Flood of Donations

Nonprofit Journalism Groups Are Gearing Up With Flood of Donations

Donations to nonprofit journalism groups like the Marshall Project have been increasing. The organization’s editor in chief, Bill Keller, left, and Neil Barsky, the founder and chairman, in the

Trump's Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

This story originally appeared on ProPublica.In 2015, OneWest Bank moved to foreclose on John Yang, an 80-year-old Korean immigrant living in Orange Park, Florida, a small suburb of Jacksonville. The
Polk Awards Honor Articles From Trump’s Presidential Run

Polk Awards Honor Articles From Trump’s Presidential Run

President Trump at a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., on Nov. 7.
Trump’s Victory Has People Signing up For News Like It’s Going Out of Style

Trump’s Victory Has People Signing up For News Like It’s Going Out of Style

A wide range of different media outlets have seen a boost in subscriptions and donations.
Trump’s Victory Has People Signing up For News Like It’s Going Out of Style

Trump’s Victory Has People Signing up For News Like It’s Going Out of Style

A wide range of different media outlets have seen a boost in subscriptions and donations.
We Rounded Up Politics Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

We Rounded Up Politics Stories You Shouldn’t Miss

The National Rifle Association lobbied against a rule to prevent most people with disabling mental illnesses from purchasing firearms.

Spicer Schooled By ProPublica After Calling Them A 'Left-Wing Blog'

During his press conference today, Sean Spicer was asked about the amendment to Donald Trump's trust which allows him to pull money out whenever he wants. As usual, he deflected. Instead of answering
Car Insurers Charge More if You Live Near Minorities: Study

Car Insurers Charge More if You Live Near Minorities: Study

If you live around blacks or Hispanics and own an automobile, according to a new investigation from ProPublica, you’re probably not getting your car insurer’s secret white discount.Read more...
Pulitzer Prizes: New York Times Wins 3; Daily News and ProPublica Share Public Service Award

Pulitzer Prizes: New York Times Wins 3; Daily News and ProPublica Share Public Service Award

Coverage of an abuse of an obscure law by the New York Police Department, Russian power and the Philippines drew some of the top awards.
2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. This image shows a 10-year-old boy, who, along with his mother, strove to put his life back together after surviving a shooting in Chicago.
New Photography Grant Launched to Help Tell America’s Stories

New Photography Grant Launched to Help Tell America’s Stories

The $10,000 grant, created by the Chris Hondros Fund, will go to ProPublica
Cloudflare Secretly Gave White Supremacists Their Critics’ Contact Info for Years

Cloudflare Secretly Gave White Supremacists Their Critics’ Contact Info for Years

After years of quietly handing over the personal information of anyone who complained about its white supremacist customers, including the site that waged a campaign of harassment and intimidation
Trump Rules: The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

Trump Rules: The Deep Industry Ties of Trump’s Deregulation Teams

President Trump signed an executive order in February requiring federal agencies to form deregulation teams, many of which are now staffed by political appointees with potential conflicts.
Do You Know Someone Who Died or Nearly Died in Childbirth? Help Us Investigate Maternal Health

Do You Know Someone Who Died or Nearly Died in Childbirth? Help Us Investigate Maternal Health

By many measures, the United States has become the most dangerous industrialized nation in which to give birth. For black women, the risks are particularly high. Read more...
Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump’s Deregulation Teams

Secrecy and Suspicion Surround Trump’s Deregulation Teams

President Trump at the Department of Transportation in June. The department has turned to people with strong industry ties to fill posts on teams charged with deregulation.
Google’s New Site Uses Artificial Intelligence to Track Hate Crimes

Google’s New Site Uses Artificial Intelligence to Track Hate Crimes

The Documenting Hate Project is an eye-opening panorama of U.S. hate.
Google’s New Site Uses Artificial Intelligence to Track Hate Crimes

Google’s New Site Uses Artificial Intelligence to Track Hate Crimes

The Documenting Hate Project is an eye-opening panorama of U.S. hate.
Facebook Responds to Reports It Let Advertisers Target Nazis, ‘Jew Haters’ and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Facebook Responds to Reports It Let Advertisers Target Nazis, ‘Jew Haters’ and Other Anti-Semitic Groups

Updated Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, 11:15 a.m. EDT: In response to a report that its ad system let advertisers target people who expressed interest in topics such as “Jew haters” and other anti-Semitic
Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments

Google and Facebook Face Criticism for Ads Targeting Racist Sentiments

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in April. A report by ProPublica said the social network’s self-service ad-buying system let advertisers seek out self-described “Jew haters.”