Wednesday, November 02, 2016

TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER CONFRONTS FACEBOOK OVER ALLEGED FAIR HOUSING FEDERAL LAW ADVERTISING EXCLUSION OPTION AND LACK OF MINORITY HIRING!!!



Right now here's first word on Kansas City's top ranking elected officials taking on a tech giant.

To wit . . .



CHECK CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER AND THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS CHALLENGING ADVERTISER OPTIONS ON FACEBOOK ALONG WITH CALLING OUT THEIR HIRING PRACTICES!!!

Here's the word as politics still trumps social media. Take a look:

Congressman Cleaver Urges Facebook to Change Alleged Discriminatory Advertising Practices

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II joined Congresswoman Robin Kelly and other Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Members in sending a letter to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. The letter, which can be found here addresses reports of advertisers on Facebook, using a customization feature that excludes racial and ethnic groups when placing housing advertisements online.

The customization feature allows for an “Ethnic Affinities” selection. By allowing online advertisers to promote or market a certain community for home sales, Facebook is therefore promoting restrictive housing practices.

“This is a direct violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and it is our strong desire to see Facebook address this issue immediately,” stated the letter, signed by Congressman Cleaver, CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Congresswoman Yvette Clark (D-NY).

“Facebook may not have intentionally created this feature to separate communities, but there are minority families who have not seen or heard of the housing opportunities and sales that are being marketed and made available to others. Everyone should have the same opportunity to see what’s available to them,” said Congressman Cleaver.

The Members are asking Mr. Zuckerberg to correct this customization feature in online housing advertisements. It is also important that technology industries like Facebook include more African Americans and minorities within their workforce to promote diversity and prevent future discriminatory practices.
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19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

What about snapchat regulation?

I'm concerned that there are far too many hipsters drawing stupid thing.s

Anonymous said...

Internet marketing is all about targeting. That's the whole point about Facebook. The rules from 1963 aren't going to be applicable to a technology that's changing every day.

Anonymous said...

Oh like anybody wants to rent to black people. They will usually steal every light fixture in the house, steal the AC unit (for the $50-100 they can get at the scrap metal place for the copper), steal the appliances and sometimes steal the water heater and toilets. And they will leave the house waste deep in trash, including wigs, weaves, shoes, Ebony magazines, and empty Thunderbird bottles.

Super Dave said...

I like how Cleaver is suppose to be in office working for all the people, but seems to always just be working for certain people.

Anonymous said...

he's right. they should have thought of that and tweaked it a bit.

Anonymous said...

Anything to promote boons. Now maybe if Cleaver could force a few of them to go to school and get a job he could save the rest of America billions.

George Orwell said...

Everyone is equal SuperDave, it is just some people are more equal than others.

Anonymous said...

How about confronting them about censoring conservative news trends?
Or CNN's biased reporting?

Anonymous said...

Or Tony's biased reporting?

Anonymous said...

Cleaver will relent when Facebook pays millions of dollars to him, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the other race baiting shake down artists.

Anonymous said...

My TKC is only biased toward busy bitches and of that I approve.

KC Chuckles said...

Will any of this interfere with all of my attention seeking and useless promotion online?

No?

Then I give not a shit.

Anonymous said...

Facebook is for old people.

Anonymous said...

Someone around here better fucking come up with some shit for us to argue about after the election.

Anonymous said...

Congressman Carwash needs to pay his taxes

Anonymous said...


Hey Clever you are not only a racist but you are dirty. Your words: You have to be dishonest to get anywhere. LOL

Don't you dare tell me what to do!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cleaver is just another mooching boon who needs to spend a decade working a real job before telling everyone all about how their money is his to dispose of.

Anonymous said...

What's the matter - car wash man - not enough green in the envelope?

Anonymous said...

VOTE FOR TURK!! VOTE FOR TURK!