Federal government charges Facebook with housing discrimination because of its targeted advertising

Federal government charges Facebook with housing discrimination because of its targeted advertising

Federal government charges Facebook with housing discrimination because of the demographic data it provides advertisers.

On Thursday March 28, 2019, Abc News at YouTube wrote:
The federal government charged Facebook Thursday with permiting its massive trove of personal demographic data to enable housing discrimination, an allegation the company fiercely denied.

The allegations set up a lengthy legal battle between the Trump administration and one of the world's largest social media companies. At issue is whether the company's sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence capability still permits landlords to reach certain demographics and not others with rental advertisements.

As part of the deal, Facebook agreed to block landlords and creditors from using certain demographic data including a person’s zip code, gender and age, when buying online advertisements.

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