Facebook Faces More Consumer Claims Over Housing Ads

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 5:40 PM EDT) -- A group of New York residents became the latest to accuse Facebook of enabling advertisers to illegally exclude certain users from seeing housing advertisements with a proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court.

Four black and Hispanic New Yorkers add to the sea of claims against Facebook Inc. over its advertising platform, contending that the social media giant violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing advertisers to keep prospective home buyers and renters from seeing housing ads based on factors such as race, sex and disability.

“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they...

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