Trump Admin is Suing Facebook for Racial Discrimination

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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing Facebook, alleging that it allows advertisers to restrict ads a user may see based on race, religion, and national origin.  Facebook is able to do this of course because they build profiles of their users so they can serve them ads, or not, based on that profile. The HUD has also put Google and Twitter on notice that it is reviewing their ad practices.

Facebook says they are surprised at this action because they claim they are working to address these issues.

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Another stupid stunt:

“Black Press Only” For Savannah Mayor’s Forum. White, Latino, Asian, & Native Press Barred

With signs stating “Black press only” on the doors of the church where the meeting was held, white reporters were barred from entry, while black reporters for at least two television stations were permitted inside.

The event was coordinated by the Rev. Clarence Teddy Williams, owner of the consulting firm, The Trigon Group, who declined to discuss the entry policy.

Savannah Alderman Estella Shabazz, who also attended, said that she had once owned a newspaper and she was a member of the black press, but she declined to comment – when repeatedly pressed – on the policy barring white reporters from going inside.

While notes were allowed, photos, video and audio recordings were prohibited during the event, according to Stephen Moody, an African-American reporter with WJCL who was allowed entry. Another reporter from WSAV who attended the meeting was told she could stay because she was black, Moody said.

Shirley James, the African-American publisher of the black-owned Savannah Tribune, was also seen going into the meeting.


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