The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a statement announcing that it “has worked with Google to improve Google’s online advertising policies to better align them with requirements of the Fair Housing Act, where applicable.”

Last year, HUD issued a “Charge of Discrimination” against Facebook that charged the company “with engaging in discriminatory housing practices in violation of the [provisions of the Fair Housing Act that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin or disability.]” … Continue Reading

Google has updated its financial products and services policy to restrict the advertisement of debt settlement, debt management services, and credit repair services.

Ads for credit repair services will no longer be allowed while ads for debt settlement or debt management services will be allowed only if the advertiser is certified by Google. … Continue Reading

In an effort to publicize its online complaint system and bring in more complaints, the CFPB is now soliciting complaints through Internet advertising.  When browsing the Internet recently, we came across the following which appeared to be a Google ad placed by the CFPB:

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The ad links to the “Submit a complaint” page on the CFPB’s website.… Continue Reading