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Facebook Is Being Sued for Housing Discrimination, Too

It all goes back to how the social media company collects, shares, and sells user information.
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Facebook is in the midst of a crisis—and it’s only getting worse.

Yesterday, Cook County in Chicago announced that it is suing the company for violating a local fraud law. It joins a handful of other lawsuits against the social media company after the personal information of about 50 million of its users was reportedly obtained, and used for political gains by a company working for consultants for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. But that’s not all. Facebook is now being sued on another, related front: the use of its large troves of private user data for housing discrimination.