Facebook Lets Advertisers Target Users Interested in Holocaust, Neo-Nazis

Despite promises of greater oversight following past advertising scandals, a Los Angeles Times review shows that Facebook has continued to allow advertisers to target hundreds of thousands of users the social media firm believes are curious about perpetrators of the Holocaust or explicitly neo-Nazi music topics such as “Joseph Goebbels,” “Josef Mengele,” “Heinrich Himmler,” the neo-nazi punk band Skrewdriver and Benito Mussolini’s long-defunct National Fascist Party. Experts say that this practice runs counter to the company’s stated principles and can help fuel radicalization online.