Via America’s Lawyer: Facebook has been hit with a complaint from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for allegedly allowing companies to engage in housing discrimination on their website. Mike Papantonio explains more.

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And finally tonight, some good news. Facebook has been hit with a complaint from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for allegedly allowing companies to engage in housing discrimination on their website. According to the complaint, Facebook would allow property owners to specifically target certain economic group and, and even certain language speakers, which is a direct violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Under the law, properties must be available to everyone and owners are barred from discriminating against any particular group. This complaint mirrors lawsuits that Facebook is currently facing for allowing employees to target certain groups for job openings and using the same kind of tactics, exactly the same kind of tactics.

Facebook just can’t seem to stop getting in trouble and all of the lawsuits and federal complaints against the company, just continue on and on. So they prove that the social media giant has grown too large for even their executives to control, and it really is time to break up these tech companies.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.