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Donald Trump: Facebook and Privacy

donald trump: This practice, the housing groups allege, amounts to discrimination, according to Toronto Star. Read more Opinion Rick Salutin Privacy was never the issue with Facebook's data Article Continued Below Analysis Can Facebook restore public trust after Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal What Facebook's privacy policy allows may surprise you The lawsuit comes amid an ongoing controversy over the data privacy practices of the world's largest social network, which is frequented by 2 billion people every month. react-empty 144 Facebook is currently facing allegations that British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica improperly used the details of tens of millions of Facebook users to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. In the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in New York City, several fair housing groups accuse Facebook of allowing landlords and real estate companies to illegally tailor their advertisement audiences on the basis of sex, family status, number of children and other factors. Regulators and attorneys general across the country are now probing Facebook's role in the data collection, and the Federal Trade Commission announced Monday it was investigating the company. It is already a challenge for women, families with children, people with disabilities and other underserved groups to find housing, Rice added. Amid growing public concern in the past weeks that Facebook has mishandled users' data, our investigation shows that Facebook also allows and even encourages its paid advertisers to discriminate using its vast trove of personal data, Lisa Rice, the National Fair Housing Alliances' President and CEO, said in a statement. ( As reported in the news.