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Facebook Charged With Enabling US Housing Discrimination

Facebook Charged With Enabling US Housing Discrimination

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged Facebook with discrimination under the Fair Housing Act on Thursday. HUD says it believes the company was “encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform”.

Facebook Still Lets Landlords Discriminate By Race And Disability In Apartment Ads

Facebook Still Lets Landlords Discriminate By Race And Disability In Apartment Ads

Last year, an explosive investigation by ProPublica revealed that Facebook was allowing advertisers to discriminate in housing ads by enabling landlords to filter out people who might view a given ad by their race. And today ProPublica released a follow-up to that investigation. Did Facebook fix its discrimination-enabling practices? Apparently…