HUD Accuses Facebook Of Housing Discrimination In Ads

Law360 (March 28, 2019, 10:52 AM EDT) -- Facebook allowed advertisers of housing and housing-related services to target specific demographic groups and facilitated discrimination against prospective homebuyers and renters based on factors including sex, race and disability, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged Thursday.

Facebook allowed housing-related advertisers to choose which demographic groups would see their ads, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged Thursday. (AP) In an administrative charge of discrimination, HUD said Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act, using the vast amount of data collected about its users to give advertisers the ability to select who would be able to see their...

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