Please join Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis for this solo episode as he reviews the settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Meta Platforms, Inc. related to online targeted advertising.

Chris digs into DOJ’s complaint, alleging that Meta allowed its advertisers to use user’s characteristics, such as race, color, religion, sex, and more, to determine which Facebook users would be eligible to receive certain housing ads. He also discusses the June 27, 2022 preliminary settlement that resolved allegations against Facebook, as well as the most recent January 9 settlement and its implications for financial services companies advertising on social media and web platforms.

Transcript: Settlement Agreement Update Between the DOJ and Meta (PDF)