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Facebook Parent Meta Settles Housing Discrimination Charges

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over 2019 charges that its targeted ads facilitated housing discrimination. So reports Engadget.

facebook 2429746 640 smallUnder the deal, Meta will stop using the tool that allegedly relied on a discrimination-prone algorithm and instead develop a new system to match housing ads and targeted viewers.

Officials said the case was the Justice Department’s first use of the Fair Housing Act to address discrimination built into an algorithm.

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