HUD Sues Facebook For Discriminatory Housing Ads

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a legal complaint against Facebook stating that the social media network allows landlords and home brokers to place ads on their site based on “gender, disability, religion, and physical location.” [SOURCE: Newsy]

HUD states that this is violation of The Fair Housing Act, which “prohibits discrimination in housing transactions including print and online advertisement on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status.”

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