HUD Sues Facebook Over Discriminatory Housing Ad Practices


Facebook is being sued by HUD for letting its advertisers block who is able to see their ads based on several factors, including race, religion, and sex.

“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.”

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CNBC:

The Department of Housing and Urban Development sued Facebook on Thursday over what it claims are “discriminatory” advertising practices.

The agency is seeking damages for any person who was harmed by Facebook’s advertising policies, which until recently allowed employers and landlords to limit their audiences on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender. Facebook settled a lawsuit with the ACLU over the practice last week and overhauled its systems as a result.

“[Facebook] holds out its advertising platform as a powerful resource for advertisers in many industries, including housing and housing-related services,” the complaint says. But, “because of the way [Facebook] designed its advertising platform, ads for housing and housing-related services are shown to large audiences that are severely biased.” More

Here’s the full complaint from HUD:

HUD v Facebook by on Scribd

It is time that someone stood up against these lefty social media organizations and held them accountable.

Dr. Ben Carson is an exceptional gentleman of ethics and morals. Facebook has been running roughshod for too long.

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