Facebook’s advertising policy prompts letter from Congressional Black Caucus members


Facebook’s advertising policy prompts letter from Congressional Black Caucus members

Last week ProPublica wrote about its experience submitting an ad for housing on Facebook; the social media platform allows advertisers to exclude specific groups of people called “ethnic affinities.” This week four members of Congress wrote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with their concerns about the advertising feature:

“This is in direct violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and it is our strong desire to see Facebook address this issue immediately,” wrote the lawmakers, who are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Under the Fair Housing Act, it’s illegal to “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be …

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