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Facebook Helps Landlords Discriminate Against Minorities


Just when you thought Facebook had weathered its latest embarrassment regarding users’ privacy, here comes a new problem.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) claims that the company’s advertising policies enable advertisers to discriminate against certain classes of people.

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 made it illegal for a landlord or seller to consider a person’s race, gender, or disability status when deciding whether to rent or sell housing to that person.

But if you have a Facebook account, Facebook already has a lot of personal information about you. That allows landlords to filter out who sees their ads based on those characteristics. And that’s a big no-no.

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Harold Willig is the Manager of SpringView Investment Management, LLC, which he founded in 2012. Mr. Willig also served as HFZ Capital Group’s Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for the oversight of HFZ's Finance and Accounting team. He has over 16 years of finance and accounting experience.

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