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Facebook announced today that it would temporarily stop letting advertisers xclude users from seeing their ads based on race and ethnic group. The highly controversial (and legally dubious) practice was first uncovered during an investigation by Pro Publica in 2016. Though Facebook said it would end the practice when it came to ads for housing, credit or employment following the subsequent backlash, a Pro Publica report from just last week found that housing ads could still exclude black, Jewish and disabled users.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Facebook announced today that it would temporarily stop letting advertisers xclude users from seeing their ads based on race and ethnic group. The highly controversial (and legally dubious) practice was first uncovered during an investigation by Pro Publica in 2016. Though Facebook said it would end the practice when it came to ads for housing, credit or employment following the subsequent backlash, a Pro Publica report from just last week found that housing ads could still exclude black, Jewish and disabled users.