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Facebook Sued by Civil Rights Groups for Discrimination in Online Housing Advertisement

March 27, 2018, New York City, New York – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (“NFHA”) and three of its member organizations (Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio, Fair Housing Justice Center, and Housing Opportunities for Excellence, Inc.), filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. in federal court in New York City, alleging that Facebook’s advertising platform enables landlords and real estate brokers to exclude families with children, women, and other protected classes of people from receiving housing ads. With almost 2 billion users, Facebook customizes the audience for its millions of advertisers based on its vast trove of personalized user data. After being warned repeatedly about its discriminatory advertising practices, Facebook continues to use this data to deny people access to rental housing and real estate sales ads because of their sex and family status.

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