Earlier this month, we reported on an unwelcome surprise for digital marketer Darren Hemmings when he was running a Facebook ads campaign targeting gay fans. Facebook’s keyword auto-suggest feature brought up the derogatory term ‘faggot’. Now it seems the social network is taking action to ensure this doesn’t happen. “Facebook does not tolerate hate speech, discrimination or bullying against any individual or group of people,” the company tells Pink News. “To ensure our advertising targeting tool is used appropriately, we have a list of blacklisted words which advertisers cannot target against. We are looking into the specific examples raised and hope to have a fix in place as soon as possible.”

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