Facebook Parent Meta Agrees to End Alleged Discriminatory Practices in Housing Ads

WASHINGTON—Facebook parent Meta Platforms agreed Tuesday to adopt new online advertising practices to settle an investigation by federal officials, who said its ads discriminated against users by race, gender and other factors.

In a filing in federal district court in New York, the Justice Department and federal housing officials said they would settle housing discrimination charges against Meta, with no admission of liability by the company, in exchange for Meta’s agreement to make changes to its advertising distribution systems.