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A group of major U.S. companies that use Facebook’s platforms to advertise job opportunities violated state and federal employment law by discriminating against older applicants, according to a newly amended complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal district court.

The complaint, which now includes federal claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and additional California state claims, alleges hundreds of companies that use Facebook to advertise job postings discriminate against older workers by targeting ads exclusively to a younger demographic. The original complaint was filed in December.

The litigation is unfolding as Facebook’s advertising platform comes under increased scrutiny on a variety of fronts. U.S. lawmakers and the AARP have criticized the social media giant’s advertising practices. The law firm Outten & Golden, which brought the California suit, has filed dozens of age-bias allegations with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and other companies.

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