Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Kimmich

Federal regulators have filed a complaint against Facebook

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Federal regulators have filed a complaint against Facebook for letting landlords and home sellers pick and choose who gets to see their ads.

Facebook is getting in trouble again for housing ads that a US agency says are discriminatory.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that it's filed a formal complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act because the social network lets landlords and home sellers engage in housing discrimination.

Facebook allows advertisers to decide who gets their housing-related ads based on the users' race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability and ZIP code, according to a HUD press release. This conduct helps advertisers limit housing options for certain people as part of "targeted advertising," which is discriminatory.

This is an ongoing issue with Facebook. A ProPublica investigation on the tech giant's advertising platform in 2016 showed that people could target housing advertisements to and away from specific races and ethnicities. Facebook said it'd try to fix it.

A year later, ProPublica found that the social network was still letting such housing ads get through. The groups excluded from seeing those ads are all protected under the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination against potential renters or buyers on the basis of "race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin."

HUD also said Facebook promotes its targeted advertising platform with "success stories" for finding "the perfect homeowners," "reaching home buyers," "attracting renters" and "personalizing property ads."

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York also joined HUD in district court on Friday because of other private litigants challenging Facebook's advertising model, according to the release.

"There is no place for discrimination on Facebook; it's strictly prohibited in our policies. Over the past year we've strengthened our systems to further protect against misuse," said Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesperson, in an email statement. "We're aware of the statement of interest filed and will respond in court; and we'll continue working directly with HUD to address their concerns."

 

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-takes-heat-from-hud-over-allegedly-discriminatory-housing-ads/

Link to post
Share on other sites

sounds interesting but technically to fit the standards for tech news you need a quote or two from a website/news article and your personal opinion on the matter :/


Main PC(no name yet): CPU-AMD Ryzen 7 1700, MOBO-ASRock AB350 K4, RAM-16gb G.Skill 3000MHz, GPU-Asus Strix GTX960 2gb, CPU Cooler-Stock Cooler rn, Storage-SanDisk 512gb SSD/OCZ Agility 4 128gb SSD/2TB Toshiba, CASE-Corsair Spec-02 Redshift Edition

 

Laptop: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

Link to post
Share on other sites

please review our posting guidelines here: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/11724-posting-guidelines-read-before-posting/

 

Quote

When creating a thread in the News subforum, please make sure your post meets the following criteria:

  • Your thread must include some original input to tell the reader why it is relevant to them, and what your personal opinion on the topic is. This needs to be MORE than just a quick, single comment to meet the posting guidelines.
  • Your thread must include a link to at least one reputable source. Most of the time, this should be a respected news site.
  • Your thread should also include quotes from the cited source(s). While you shouldn't just copy the entire article, your quote should give the reader a summary of the article in a way that gives the key details, but also leaves room for them to read the full article on the linked website. Please use quote tags to show that you have copied this content from another site.
  • The title of your thread must be relevant to the topic and should give a reader a good idea of the contents of the thread. Copying the title of the source is permitted but absolutely not required. It should be to the point and not be done in such a way as to mislead a reader, such as clickbait, etc.
  • If your article is about a product or some form of media, images are always appreciated, although they are not required.

once corrected, then it'll be moved back to Tech News

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait, how could people target there ads? Have a list of checkboxes that you can uncheck for all those you don't want to see the ad?


† 

 Cry havoc and let slip the Togs of war.  (Signature V2.0.1)

 

If you want me to reply, tag me Or quote me.

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭13:14

Link to post
Share on other sites

lol Normiebook. Keep using the platform if you want more of this, glad I quit ages ago.


SNOWHEART - laptop

Model: TRACER III 17R XTREME VR 800 || CPU: Intel i7-8750H  || RAM: AData 16GB || GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 || Storage: Intel 660P 512GB Display: 1920x1080p 144hz

 

 

PRISIMHEART 2.0 - desktop

Case: TT Core V1 || PSU: EVGA Supernova P2 750w || MB: Asrock Fata1ity AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac || CPU: AMD Ryzen R5 1600 || CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7 w/ FD Venturi fan || RAM: G.Skill Flare X 16GB || GPU: Galax GTX 1070 EXOC-SNPR || Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB + Crucial MX500 1TB + SG Firecuda 2TB

 

PERIPHERALS / DISPLAY

Keyboard: Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum || Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum + Steelseries RIval 650 || Monitor: HP Omen 32

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Federal regulators can go fuck themselves, for stepping on the rights of home owners.


Please be aware that there may be visual artifacts left behind by the beta testing phase of development. If you see any such artifacts, we recommend that you do not interact with them; we'll weed them out eventually. There's no guarantee that we'll weed them out eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

The Federal regulators can go fuck themselves, for stepping on the rights of home owners.

No Facebook can go fuck themselves for allowing discrimination. No reason anyone should not be able to view a public ad.


Use this guide to fix text problems in your postGo here and here for all your power supply needs

 

New Build Currently Under Construction! See here!!!! -----> 

 

Spoiler

Deathwatch:[CPU I7 4790K @ 4.5GHz][RAM TEAM VULCAN 16 GB 1600][MB ASRock Z97 Anniversary][GPU XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB][STORAGE 250GB SAMSUNG EVO SSD Samsung 2TB HDD 2TB WD External Drive][COOLER Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo][PSU Cooler Master 650M][Case Thermaltake Core V31]

Spoiler

Cupid:[CPU Core 2 Duo E8600 3.33GHz][RAM 3 GB DDR2][750GB Samsung 2.5" HDD/HDD Seagate 80GB SATA/Samsung 80GB IDE/WD 325GB IDE][MB Acer M1641][CASE Antec][[PSU Altec 425 Watt][GPU Radeon HD 4890 1GB][TP-Link 54MBps Wireless Card]

Spoiler

Carlile: [CPU 2x Pentium 3 1.4GHz][MB ASUS TR-DLS][RAM 2x 512MB DDR ECC Registered][GPU Nvidia TNT2 Pro][PSU Enermax][HDD 1 IDE 160GB, 4 SCSI 70GB][RAID CARD Dell Perc 3]

Spoiler

Zeonnight [CPU AMD Athlon x2 4400][GPU Sapphire Radeon 4650 1GB][RAM 2GB DDR2]

Spoiler

Server [CPU 2x Xeon L5630][PSU Dell Poweredge 850w][HDD 1 SATA 160GB, 3 SAS 146GB][RAID CARD Dell Perc 6i]

Spoiler

Kero [CPU Pentium 1 133Mhz] [GPU Cirrus Logic LCD 1MB Graphics Controller] [Ram 48MB ][HDD 1.4GB Hitachi IDE]

Spoiler

Mining Rig: [CPU Athlon 64 X2 4400+][GPUS 9 RX 560s, 2 RX 570][HDD 160GB something][RAM 8GBs DDR3][PSUs 1 Thermaltake 700w, 2 Delta 900w 120v Server modded]

RAINBOWS!!!

 

 QUOTE ME SO I CAN SEE YOUR REPLYS!!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, 8uhbbhu8 said:

No Facebook can go fuck themselves for allowing discrimination. No reason anyone should not be able to view a public ad.

Facebook allowing discrimination, though morally fucked up, is their right. Facebook is not a necessity, not even close. It is a luxury. A luxury with alternatives.

 

Instead of combating morally wrong of the individual by stepping on their rights through the morally wrong of a government, stop using Facebook.

 

 

Home owners not wanting to sell their home, for what ever reason, is their right. Owning explicitly thier home is not a necessity. There are plenty of home owners and builders that'll happily take your money.

 

 

Instead of making Government fuck over citizen rights to "fix" this issue, let the market, capitalism, and the pursuit of money, drive Facebook out of business and prevent that home owner from a potential sale.


Please be aware that there may be visual artifacts left behind by the beta testing phase of development. If you see any such artifacts, we recommend that you do not interact with them; we'll weed them out eventually. There's no guarantee that we'll weed them out eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Facebook allowing discrimination, though morally fucked up, is their right. Facebook is not a necessity, not even close. It is a luxury. A luxury with alternatives.

 

Instead of combating morally wrong of the individual by stepping on their rights through the morally wrong of a government, stop using Facebook.

 

 

Home owners not wanting to sell their home, for what ever reason, is their right. Owning explicitly thier home is not a necessity. There are plenty of home owners and builders that'll happily take your money.

 

 

Instead of making Government fuck over citizen rights to "fix" this issue, let the market, capitalism, and the pursuit of money, drive Facebook out of business and prevent that home owner from a potential sale.

The big issue with this argument is who gets to determine what things are luxuries and necessities. We should be able to get whatever we want without being openly discriminated against.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, danomicar said:

The big issue with this argument is who gets to determine what things are luxuries and necessities

Necessities, by definition, are the basic needs to survive. Luxuries are all else.

1 minute ago, danomicar said:

We should be able to get whatever we want without being openly discriminated against.

In an ideal world, whatever we can afford, we should have the opportunity to procure.

 

But we don't live in an ideal world. We have no right to procure the property of others, even if they're looking to sell it.

 

And Facebook is not actively preventing anyone from getting homes in general. They're allowing sellers, those owning the property, to sell to the people they want to, as they should be able to do.


Please be aware that there may be visual artifacts left behind by the beta testing phase of development. If you see any such artifacts, we recommend that you do not interact with them; we'll weed them out eventually. There's no guarantee that we'll weed them out eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/18/2018 at 5:32 PM, Drak3 said:

Necessities, by definition, are the basic needs to survive. Luxuries are all else.

So the access to advertisements for housing aren't a necessity? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, danomicar said:

So the access to advertisements for housing aren't a necessity? 

Access to advertisement for all housing  available on Facebook is not a necessity.

 

Especially when real estate agencies will list housing on housing boards, and home owners that are serious about selling will too.


Please be aware that there may be visual artifacts left behind by the beta testing phase of development. If you see any such artifacts, we recommend that you do not interact with them; we'll weed them out eventually. There's no guarantee that we'll weed them out eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, danomicar said:

So the access to advertisements for housing aren't a necessity? 

Yes, viewing advertisements are important to life. . .


† 

 Cry havoc and let slip the Togs of war.  (Signature V2.0.1)

 

If you want me to reply, tag me Or quote me.

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
‭‭II Corinthians‬ ‭13:14

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/18/2018 at 6:32 PM, Drak3 said:

Necessities, by definition, are the basic needs to survive. Luxuries are all else.

 

Basic survival necessities - food, water, SHELTER.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Worstcaster said:

Basic survival necessities - food, water, SHELTER.

Believe it or not, Facebook is far from having a monopoly on advertising housing.

 

You don't need Facebook to get a house. You don't even need an internet connection.


Please be aware that there may be visual artifacts left behind by the beta testing phase of development. If you see any such artifacts, we recommend that you do not interact with them; we'll weed them out eventually. There's no guarantee that we'll weed them out eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyo.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Drak3 said:

Believe it or not, Facebook is far from having a monopoly on advertising housing.

 

You don't need Facebook to get a house. You don't even need an internet connection.

You're right there are other sources of advertising, but it is still limiting access for something that is deemed a necessity.  If your water stops working in your apartment your landlord would still be required to fix it, even if there is a store selling water or a free to access river nearby.  In addition, the federal government is right, this is discriminatory and therefore against the law.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×