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HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over targeted ads

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday said it’s charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by “encouraging, enabling and causing” discrimination by restricting who can view housing-related ads on the social-media platform. “Using a computer to limit a person’s housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone’s face,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement.

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