A Close Look at the Justice Department’s Settlement with Meta (Formerly Facebook) to Resolve Alleged Fair Housing Act Violations Arising from Meta’s Targeted Advertising System

July 14, 2022
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After reviewing the developments leading up to the settlement, we examine the aspects of Facebook’s advertising delivery system that were alleged to be discriminatory. We then discuss the terms of the settlement, including the variance reduction system that Facebook must develop to address disparities for race, ethnicity and sex between advertisers’ targeted audiences and the group of Facebook users to whom Facebook’s personalization algorithms actually deliver the advertisements, how variances will be measured, the role of an independent third-party reviewer, and the timetable for implementation.

Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel, hosts the conversation, joined by Richard Andreano, Practice Leader of the firm's Mortgage Banking Group.

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