Web sites not exempt from fair housing

Opinion: Violators should be nailed for online discrimination

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Web site operators and online advertisers should be held no less accountable than their print-world counterparts for illegal discrimination in for-sale and for-rent housing advertisements. The Web may be a more open and innovative platform than print media ever has been, but openness, innovation and even relative novelty are no excuse for failure to comply with federal and state fair housing laws that protect home buyers and renters.