"Using a computer to limit a person's housing choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door in someone's face," HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in the press release.
The charges stem from a complaint filed by the Department of Justice and HUD with U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last August on behalf of a number of private litigants challenging Facebook's advertising platform.
HUD's charge is set to be heard by a U.S. administrative law judge unless any party to the charge elects to have the case heard in federal district court, according to the press release.
Anyone who believes they have experienced discrimination may file a complaint by contacting HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at 800-669-9777.
— By Palo Alto Weekly staff
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