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Facebook has been Charged with Housing Discrimination by the US Government

Is there no end to Facebook’s illegal activities?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed charges against Facebook for housing discrimination, escalating the company’s ongoing fight over discrimination in its ad targeting system. The charges build on a complaint filed in August, finding that there is reasonable cause to believe Facebook has served ads that violate the Fair Housing Act.

“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.”

Details may be found in an article by Russell Brandom in The Verge web site at: http://bit.ly/2FBvTK4.

Categories: Legal Affairs

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