U.S. Government Charges Facebook With Discrimination Based on Ad Targeting Practices

HUD filing claims ad buys excluded minority groups

The charge follows a formal complaint based on reporting by ProPublica. Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development officially charged Facebook with discrimination today in a document filed with its own Office of Administrative Law Judges in Washington, D.C.

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