in Newswire August 19, 2019

Facebook’s ‘Facilitated Omission’ of Protected Classes from Seeing Housing Ads is Discriminatory, Lawsuit Claims [UPDATE]

by Erin Shaak

Last Updated on October 20, 2021

Vargas et al. v. Facebook, Inc.

Filed: August 16, 2019 § 3:19-cv-05081

A proposed class action out of California alleges Facebook’s advertising platform violates the Fair Housing Act by allowing advertisers and publishers to discriminatorily exclude protected classes of people from seeing ads for their properties.


Facebook, Inc.




Case Updates

October 20, 2021 – Lawsuit Dismissed

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