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Bad to worse: Now Facebook is being sued over housing discrimination

By Patrick following x   2018 Apr 1, 6:52pm 496 views   5 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.fastcompany.com/40550210/bad-to-worse-now-facebook-is-being-sued-over-housing-discrimination

The National Fair Housing Alliance, along with three other nonprofit housing advocacy organizations around the country, has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over its alleged discriminatory advertisements. The nonprofits, over the last few months, created a fake real estate company and used the Facebook ad platform to place housing ads. According to the lawsuit, the NFHA was able to place advertisements that “[excluded] families with children and women from receiving advertisements, as well as users with interests based on disability and national origin.”

In the NFHA’s press release, the organization writes 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.”
1   Strategist   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 1, 7:01pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Bad to worse: Now Facebook is being sued over housing discrimination


Seems silly. It's the people placing the ads, who should be punished.
2   TwoScoopsOfWompWomp   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 1, 7:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Do you think Facebook will hire Covington & Burling? Theres a guy there who is great getting big corporations off the hook for damages; he's so good they pay a fraction of the restitution, much less damages, and they don't even pay it to the victims.
3   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 1, 7:05pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

According to the lawsuit, the NFHA was able to place advertisements that “[excluded] families with children and women from receiving advertisements, as well as users with interests based on disability and national origin.”

Target Marketing?
4   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (30)   2018 Apr 1, 7:08pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

As long as they mean well when they shoot people in the face, there's nothing anyone can do.
5   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 1, 7:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Too many lawyers in this country.
Time to go on Facebook, post random insults, sue Facebook for letting one post insults lol.

HeadSet says
According to the lawsuit, the NFHA was able to place advertisements that “[excluded] families with children and women from receiving advertisements, as well as users with interests based on disability and national origin.”

Target Marketing?




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