Facebook denies Houston’s ads promoting fair housing over race, religion references

Russian bots may have an easier time getting through Facebook’s firewalls than fair housing ads — at least, if the city of Houston’s experience is any indication. The city bought ads on the social media site through the Houston Chronicle’s promotions department for a campaign during Fair Housing Month in April highlighting the seven classes …

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

WASHINGTON — The Department of Housing and Urban Development sued Facebook on Thursday for engaging in housing discrimination by allowing advertisers to restrict who is able to see ads on the platform based on characteristics like race, religion and national origin. In addition to targeting Facebook’s advertising practices, the housing department, known as HUD, claims …

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Real estate briefs: Miami, Fort Worth, Atlanta investors pump money into Houston apartments

One Real Estate Investment, a Miami-based company led by Jeronimo Hirschfeld, has grown its Houston apartment portfolio to nine properties totaling 2,386 units. New acquisitions consist of Airport Gardens, a 172-unit complex at 7700 W. Airport Blvd., and Airport Landing, a 240-unit complex at 12212 Fondren. Both were built in the early 1980s. Before Applying …

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