HUD and DOJ challenge Facebook’s advertising platforms under the Fair Housing Act
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed an administrative complaint against Facebook alleging discriminatory advertising in violation of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). HUD alleges that housing advertisers can use Facebook’s advertising tools and algorithms to exclude applicants based on protected categories such as race, sex, or national origin.
, Department of Housing and Urban Development
, National Fair Housing Alliance
, New York
, New York City Human Rights Law
, protected classes
, Southern District