Civil Rights and Liberties Category

March 28, 2019

Facebook Engages in Housing Discrimination With Its Ad Practices, U.S. Says

The Department of Housing and Urban Development sued the company for violating the federal Fair Housing Act by limiting who sees ads based on characteristics like race, religion and national origin.

March 28, 2019

Facebook Announces New Policy to Ban White Nationalist Content

Facebook said the policy change was based on a shift in its understanding of white nationalism, which it previously saw as different from white supremacy.