The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has filed a lawsuit against Facebook.com for violating the Fair Housing Act. The assistant to HUD Secretary Ben Carson filed the complaint against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allowing landlords to block Black people and other minorities from seeing their advertisements on Facebook.

HUD says Facebook's ads allowed landlords to discriminate by controlling who sees their ads on Facebook. Dozens of options enabled landlords to block viewers based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality and disability, among others.

Click Here to Read Lawsuit Filed By HUD Against Facebook

 

Facebook also allowed advertisers to display housing ads either only to men or women; not show ads to people with children; not show ads to people who practice Hinduism or Christianity; and block ads from displaying in certain zip codes in majority Black or Hispanic neighborhoods.

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  • Yoni7

    Ben, why ya playin'? YOU next, "bruh".

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and folks still on facebook ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    allowed landlords to discriminate
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Like Trump daddy did as a slumlord huh?

    Whatever. I see you Ben.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Whew chile...but everything is not about race. Black people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and achieve the same thing as white people. Black people have the same opportunities.

    Chile...

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Fakebook sux, I can’t believe anyone still has it.

  • xenaD

    By the bootstraps.. that weirds me out, but ok. ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah right...
    As if this administration really cares about discrimination against black people.

  • hottlanta

    Like getting a job in the White house with no expérience. Dayum shame first job dump ever applied for he was under qualified for and he gets it. He is running thé White house like it is a airbnb .

  • missmiami305

    Love u boo!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Here is where I start to not give a shyt.. Lisssen...no one wants to see freakin ads on unsocial media anywho.. Now If they did this shyt within ads such as For Rent and Zillow etc..Then I gots a prollem..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68bc52b2a4f54f3dc0d4dea29ec0c12c203c19b65d4d18beb2fbbd13d0be6a55.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Wuteva Benjamin!!..as far as I'm concerned, you're right up there with Armarosa! Now he's pretending to care.

  • Raquel

    That's the sh*t white people say to make themselves feel better about being the racist f*cks they are.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "everything is not about race"? OK...

    What does that have to do with the fact that Facebook allowed landlords to discriminate and prevent certain people from seeing their ads?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Clearly you missed the sarcasm and the point.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But black people say it as well. All the time...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Maybe so..

  • Rainbowbelow

    I stop using Facebook years ago. I would go back to using MySpace before I use Facebook again.

  • WhoKnew

    Ben Carson was once called a brilliant brain surgeon. Too bad something happened and the Dump administration removed his brain and made him a clone of an idiot like the rest of the administration. Spoken in the voice of a 3 year old: "Them folks just stupid and backwards grandma."

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm n not using Facebook as much as I used to and this info right here makes me want to stop using it altogether...

  • Quitedeliteful

    It's good to keep up and connect with family and high school friends. That's about it...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Reminds me of my favoritw sifi movie called The Body Snatchers.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sounds just like what Ole Uncle Ben would say to us! Snicker....

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    They should just shut down facebook all together....hell I have not logged onto my account well over 6 months....and I could care less....shit like this makes me GLAD I dont fuck with facebook anymore....

  • Trace da Ace

    hell yeah!!! Shit...is myspace still active?? I think I can remember my log on info from about 10 years ago...lol

  • Scromes1212

    So you think Facebook should be able to discriminate against minority's? Or you just don't like Ben or Trump so anything they do is bad?

  • WhoKnew

    Just don't like Carson/Dump.

  • Scromes1212

    At least your honest smh

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    He needs to be sued for wasting taxpayer money on expensive office furniture like he is not rich. I can't stand this administration

  • KLove

    Wait....you mean to tell me, that the liberals who run facebook, actually helped to promote covert discrimination against minorities? LOL you cant make this stuff up

  • WhoKnew

    Only way to be. Have a great day.

  • Scromes1212

    If wasting taxpayers money was a crime we wouldn't have any politicians lol

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    They just need to shut Facebook down, it's been one problem after the other

  • Rainbowbelow

    I think it might still be active. I loved MySpace and how u could customize your page.

  • Waya Hedia

    You write and think like a 2 year old anyway, no need to point it out,

  • samuel severino

    Exactly

  • samuel severino

    Please don’t tell me that you are saying that this is the only administration that wastes taxpayers money.

  • samuel severino

    Preach. People hate Trump so much that they stop using logic and critical thinking.

  • samuel severino

    Was gonna say the same thing.

  • samuel severino

    I bet your reason is stupid too. Black unemployment is 5.9%, Hispanic 4.5, women, etc are the lowest it has been in decades. The economy is roaring. 5% economic growth, never achieved in 8 years under Obama.

    I was just in Hawaii last week, same spot, same time roughly that I go every year and it was packed. Never saw it that packed before. You may hate him for some silly reason but people that work for themselves (me) and own businesses love him. We have way more clients, more sales and more disposable income.

  • samuel severino

    It is still active

  • samuel severino

    You don’t have any facts to back up that foolish statement. The things that Trump has done for HBCUs, Black People that didn’t deserve to be in prison that he pardoned, his outreach to famous Black pastors, etc

    Let me hit you with another fact though. The Gateway Pundit said yesterday that Black Ownership is up 400% in the last year. 400%!!! In 12 months.

    Do you see how I provided you with a fact AND a source? Not my opinion like you did? You can go back to watching CNN now.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lots of them do and get in trouble for it. This administration however oozes corruption and I said what I SAID.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Ben is a clown.

  • Elevated Soul

    Get them Dr.Carson!

    All of these left wing social media sites don't want Blacks informed on anything that causes Black progression.

    MAGA.....

  • Prince Zuko

    If u are a Facebook user then ur a fool only dumb people put their first and last name on a app that wants to know who u know who ur related too what's schools u went to and jobs u worked and not to mention the tags is to find out where u was at and where u may be going the next time around
    And here's the kicker it's just yo talk to motherfuckers u already know at least MySpace looked better and any person could sign up and actually meet new people. Wtf is the point of going to a site that has more of ur information than the hospital u was born in to talk to people u already have in ur contact list. Im sry but if ur on Facebook chances are ur a broke bum ass loser with no friends who enjoys pretending to be more important than they really are

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?????

  • Renee Bee

    Yup! Him and his wife Ms. Candy better start packing those boxes.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Before I block you (which I'm about to do in a minute), lemme break down some common sense to you sir.

    Just because there are some black folks who might benefit from Trump's policies, that doesnt change the fact that he's a race-baiting bigot.
    (Similarly there are racist business owners who do hire black people to work for them, and even put some of them in mamagement/supervisory positions. That doesnt make them NOT racist. One has nothing to do with the other. )
    The man's bigotry has been obvious for many years now. If you choose to be willfully blind to it, I cant help you. #goodnight #blocked

  • samuel severino

    Preach. It isn’t working though because Blacks are waking up. His approval rating is now up to 39% amongst Blacks when it started at 13%. 13%!!!!

  • samuel severino

    Lies. This administration does not ooze corruption. You are just wishing it to be true. The last administration was amongst the most corrupt in history and it is the reason why Obama privately retained a lawyer last week to protect him from the upcoming FISA organization. Especially since his own ally James Clapper went on air and said that Obama was the mastermind behind the entire Spygate issue.

  • samuel severino

    The problem with your position is that you don’t have any facts to show that Trump is a racist and a bigot. People like you only block people because you can’t defend yourself and you only want to be surrounded by people that agree with you. You should change your name to Mr Safe Space.

    Every time someone likes you claim that Trump is a bigot I search to find proof. I find none. I just find link after link after link that has someone else saying he is a racist or trying to juxtapose things together like “he is white, old and a billionaire so of course he hates Black people.”

    I have a discerning mind so I need more proof and facts than that.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn.....you went all the way in....but you are right.....what made me stop posting on FB is seeing how all these people on there lie and lie and act like they are living on top of the world....when in reality....they are not. I got tired of seeing the lies and perpetrators...and plus...I like living a private life.....nobody business what I do in my everyday, it is damn near stalker-ish behavior.....if you are posting your every move.....no telling who is watching you......feel me??

  • Trace da Ace

    IKR!!! Hell I even remember my Black Planet page!!! damn....am I telling my age?? lmao

  • Readytochokemothernatureout
  • Mirella

    That was savage. I'm not a broke bum ass loser, I'm a mom and a graduate student. Sometimes I need people to validate my feelings about parenting. :)

  • Strappyheels

    ???

  • Janice Collins

    Because he went to medical school.

  • Janice Collins

    You do know he returned the furniture right. And we the people who voted in the congress, who approved the budget, makes this not illegal.

  • Janice Collins

    Funny thing is not one person has been jailed or tried or proven to have committed any corruption. Flynn plead guilty for “lying” about a meeting with Russian dignitaries that he was legally allowed to have. I’m just saying we’ve ran through his administration with a fine tooth comb that would have never been allowed at any other time. We keep saying it’s there but the whole world can’t find it

  • Prince Zuko

    Lmao

  • Rhondalousey

    Go away