Facebook charged with housing discrimination in targeted ads

Facebook | March 28, 2019

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (Hud) has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act, alleging that the company’s targeted advertising discriminated on the basis of race and color. In a statement, Hud said Facebook was breaking the law by restricting who can view housing-related adverts on its site, which the department said “unlawfully discriminates based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, sex, and disability”. “Further, Hud claims Facebook mines extensive data about its users and then uses those data to determine which of its users view housing-related ads based, in part, on these protected characteristics.”

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Collaboration decisions start at the top. Committed leaders need to identify pain points and work together to sponsor, develop and implement collaborative strategic plans. Leaders have a ready ally for collaboration in their customers who are increasingly demanding that services are delivered according to how they want to interact, without regard for organizational boundaries.

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