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HUD Sues Facebook for Housing Discrimination on Ad Platform

Have you ever felt targeted searching for a home on Facebook?

This could be why…

Today, @HUDGov is charging @Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by encouraging, enabling, and causing housing discrimination through the company’s advertising platform. pic.twitter.com/ukUEnEQx5v— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) March 28, 2019

Read the press release here

What is The Fair Housing Act?

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. 

Who Is Protected?

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
National Origin
Familial Status

These are some of the issues that could have been abused by Facebook.

Big Brother is watching…make no mistake. Be careful out there.

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