Facebook Accused of Housing Discrimination by HUD Sec. Carson

When President Trump announced that he was nominating Dr. Ben Carson to be his HUD Secretary, many criticized the nomination, saying Carson had no experience.

Carson countered the criticism by letting everyone know that he grew up poor in a one-parent home and was all too familiar with public and HUD housing.

Yesterday, Carson made his voice heard when he accused Facebook of being part of a process that discriminates against some people seeking to find a home to rent or purchase.

Carson said the discrimination was based upon where the people lived and using a computer program to limit their choices of potential homes.

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The Hill – HUD charges Facebook with enabling housing discrimination – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday charged Facebook with encouraging and enabling housing discrimination through its targeted advertising practices.

HUD is charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act, federal legislation that prohibits discrimination against people seeking to buy or rent a home.

“Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face.”

The charge follows a months-long investigation by HUD into whether Facebook illegally allows real estate sellers to restrict their advertisements by characteristics such as race…

Carson’s accusations came after Facebook claims to have been working on making changes to their platform to prevent advertisers of misusing the platform to target certain people and groups of people.

This action by Facebook was in response to a settlement of a lawsuit that included the housing discrimination.

The lawsuit claimed that Facebook was allowing advertisers to discriminate against people based on their age, gender and even zip codes.

Now if only someone would take action against Facebook for their unconstitutional targeting of conservatives and Christians.

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