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After Facebook: US to check misleading ads on Google, Twitter

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Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com
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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently charged Facebook for housing discrimination through its advertising policies, but a recent report revealed that the ministry is currently investigating Google and Twitter housing advertising policies.

“They want to make sure that other companies do not get away with something being investigated with one company,” a Google spokesman told the media. “Our policies are designed to protect users and ensure that advertisers Using our platforms responsibly. “In a similar vein, a Twitter spokesman said the targeted ads were” banned on Twitter and we strictly enforce our policies. ”

Earlier, HUD Facebook said it was discriminatory in housing advertisements. It said the social media giant had encouraged and caused discrimination in housing by targeting ads, as it discriminated against people based on who they were and where they lived, and could use a computer To limit someone’s housing choices to discrimination just like closing a door in someone’s face.

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