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Facebook COO says ad-targeting feature failure 'totally inappropriate'

The ad-targeting feature that allowed Facebook advertisers to target "Jew haters" and other offensive labels was "totally inappropriate and a fail on our part," according to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg posted yesterday to express disappointment with the company's embarrassing targeting options and explain Facebook's plan to rectify the situation. "First, we're clarifying our advertising policies and tightening our enforcement processes to ensure that content that goes against our community standards cannot be used to target ads. This includes anything that directly attacks people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, or disabilities or diseases. Such targeting has always been in violation of our policies and we are taking more steps to enforce that now. Second, we're adding more human review and oversight to our automated processes. And third, we are working to create a program to encourage people on Facebook to report potential abuses of our ads system to us directly. We have had success with such programs for our technical systems and we believe we can do something similar with ads. We hope these changes will prevent abuses like this going forward. If we discover unintended consequences in the future, we will be unrelenting in identifying and fixing them as quickly as possible." Reference Link

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PIVT
Sell
Pivotal says Facebook ad reach claims look inflated
Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser noted that Australian trade publication AdNews found that Facebook (FB) claims to reach more 16-39 year-olds in the country than exist according to the country's census. His analysis of Facebook Ads Manager data compared to the U.S. consensus reveals a similar outcome. His talks with ad agency executives on this topic indicate that the gap between Facebook and census figures is not widely known, Wieser tells investors. The analyst, who keeps a Sell rating and $140 price target on Facebook, believes the primary winner of the social media giant's video expansion will be third party measurement firms, such as Nielsen (NLSN) and comScore (SCOR), he added.
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Facebook taking long-term view of video opportunity, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Peter Stabler notes that Facebook (FB) is reportedly willing to spend as much as $1B to cultivate original video programming through 2018. The analyst believes that the scale of potential investment and particular investment targets suggest that Facebook is taking a long-term view of the video opportunity and that investments are likely to "significantly outstrip" near-term video monetization. Additionally, the company appears determined to drive Stories adoption in core Facebook to head off the threat of competitive incursion by Snap (SNAP), while expanding the distribution of advertising stories being widely adopted by marketers on Instagram.
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KeyBanc remains positive on Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts
KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren remains positive on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), and Take-Two (TTWO) after attending eSCon, a small eSports conference in Los Angeles. The analyst believes interest and momentum in the space remains high, and continues to think the majority of the economics in the industry will accrue to IP owners and scaled technology partners. Therefore, Wingren continues to see the publishers as well-positioned, as well as Amazon's (AMZN) Twitch, Google's (GOOG; GOOGL) YouTube, and Facebook (FB).
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MZHO
09/19/17
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Target $230
MZHO
Buy
Facebook has 'realistic' chance to enter China next year, says Mizuho
Mizuho analyst James Lee said his recent meetings with industry contacts during a trip to China left him with the impression that the company could have a "realistic opportunity" for entering China next year. He thinks the business will initially connect only Chinese users and be localized. Lee also believes either Instagram or online gaming are most likely as products to start, adding that virtual reality also "appears to be a safe entry" for Facebook given that gaming is less sensitive than social media. The analyst keeps a Buy rating and $230 price target on Facebook shares.

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