Articles Tagged with ''Housing discrimination''

Housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America gets green light

Judge denies motion to dismiss
A federal judge in Maryland denied a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management by the National Fair Housing Alliance, 19 fair housing organizations and two homeowners for alleged fair housing violations. According to the judge, the facts presented allow for a “reasonable inference that the defendants violated anti-discrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act.”
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New York investigating whether Facebook allows housing discrimination

Cuomo asks NYDFS to investigate social media giant's ad platform
Facebook is already facing charges from HUD that it enabled real estate companies to unlawfully discriminate against users by choosing who could view ads based on race, nationality, religion, color, familial status, sex and disability, but that’s not the only trouble the site is facing. The New York Department of Financial Services is now investigating Facebook as well.
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HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over targeted ads

Alleges social media giant enabled advertisers to discriminate based on protected traits
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that it has charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertisers to choose who could view their ads on the social media site. According to HUD, Facebook enabled real estate companies to unlawfully discriminate against users by choosing who could view their ads based on race, nationality, religion, color, familial status, sex and disability, using machine learning to unfairly classify users.
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Facebook making massive changes to ad platform after being accused of enabling housing discrimination

Fair housing groups spur changes to housing, employment, lending ads
Facebook is making significant changes to its advertising platform after the social media monolith was accused of enabling discrimination in housing, employment, and lending. The changes come after years of scrutiny into Facebook's ad practices, which appeared to allow advertisers to purposefully exclude certain people from seeing housing, employment, or lending ads.
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HUD accuses Wisconsin, Ohio landlords of rental discrimination

Charged with discriminating against resident with disabilities, family with children
HUD accused several landlords of discriminating against people with disabilities and families with children, both of which are violations of the Fair Housing Act. The first of the allegations is against the owners of a three-bedroom duplex in Wisconsin for allegedly refusing to rent to a family because they have children. In a separate case, HUD charged Ohio landlords with discrimination for refusing the request of a resident with disabilities to have a designated parking space.
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Facebook cuts thousands of ad targeting options after HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

Will also require advertisers to agree to non-discrimination policy
In the wake of being accused of allowing landlords and homeowners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers, Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies to remove thousands of targeting options that may have been used to engage in discriminatory advertising.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Facebook responds to HUD’s housing discrimination allegation

Social media giant says discrimination is prohibited by site’s policies
In case you missed it late Friday, HUD accused Facebook of allowing a modern, technologically enhanced form of redlining, wherein Facebook allows advertisers to use its mountains of data to target housing ads to very specific audiences. Here, the company responds. That, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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HUD accuses Facebook of enabling housing discrimination

Alleges that social media goliath makes it easier to discriminate
Facebook allows landlords and property owners to discriminate against prospective renters and buyers based on their race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other factors, HUD said Friday.
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Civil rights groups bring shocking housing discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America

Claim violations under federal Fair Housing Act
Civil rights groups are coming together to bring a lawsuit against Bank of America and Safeguard Properties Management for alleged fair housing violations. A group of 20 fair housing organizations and two homeowners from Maryland filed a lawsuit against the two companies. The claims the civil rights groups make about the homes is nothing short of shocking.
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