Facebook sued for allegedly allowing housing discrimination

A group of fair housing organizations filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday alleging that its advertising platform allows landlords and brokers to discriminate based on gender and family status.

The National Fair Housing Alliance joined three other groups in the lawsuit, which claims that Facebook's advertising tools continue to enable marketers to exclude women and families with children from seeing certain housing ads.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits home rental and sale advertisements from discriminating "based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin."

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