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Justice Department and Meta settle landmark housing discrimination case

Source: Naomi Nix & Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Facebook-owner Meta agreed to revamp the social network’s targeted advertising system under a sweeping settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, after the company was accused of allowing landlords to market their housing ads in discriminatory ways.

Government officials said by allowing advertisers to target housing-related ads by race, gender, religion or other sensitive characteristics that the product enabled housing discrimination. Under the settlement, Facebook will build a new automated advertising system that the company says will help ensure that housing related ads are delivered to a more equitable mix of the population.

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