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Facebook Charged With Violating Fair Housing Laws

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2019
From The Center
HUD, Facebook

Charges from HUD accuse social-media firm of letting advertisers discriminate by race, national origin, religion and more

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said it was charging Facebook Inc. with violating fair housing laws by enabling real-estate companies to improperly limit who can view advertisements on its platform.

The charges under the Fair Housing Act, announced in a statement Thursday morning, accuse the social-media giant of unlawfully discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion and more, “by restricting who can view housing-related ads.”

“Facebook is discriminating against people...

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