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The US government alleges Facebook enabled housing ad discrimination
2018-08-19T21:36:46Z - Andrew Liptak / The Verge
Facebook has a new headache when it comes to housing advertisements. The federal government has filed charges (via Axios) that the social media site violated the Fair Housing Act by allowing ads to discriminate against some protected groups. The federal complaint alleges that Facebook enables discriminationNow, the federal government is addressing the problem. In its complaint, it alleges that “Facebook unlawfully discriminates by enabling advertisers to restrict which Facebook users receiving housing-related ads based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin and disability. A Facebook spokesperson told Axios that “there is no place for discrimination on Facebook; it’s strictly prohibited in our policies.

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