Facebook’s reportedly still allowing discriminatory housing ads

HUD has reportedly closed its inquiry into the giant social network
  • After banning housing advertisers from targeting users by race, Facebook allows housing advertisers to target users by race.
  • The social network said allowing the continued purchase of discriminatory rental ads was "due to a technical failure" and pledged to "do better."

When it comes to preventing housing discrimination, Facebook appears to be falling far short of its promises. A year ago, Facebook announced it would bar housing ads targeted by race from its social network. In February, the $528 billion company announced improved enforcement of that ban.