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Airbnb has come under major scrutiny recently after some listings proudly boasted about being built on the grounds of former slave cabins.

A couple is suing an Airbnb in Maine after the host planted a hidden camera in the bedroom and allegedly recorded them having sex.

Airbnb is introducing a new experiment in Oregon to combat prejudice users from denying people housing rentals based on their racial background by making it so hosts only see the initials of potential guests.

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ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb’s CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets, Brian Chesky said Saturday the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of “high risk” reservations […]

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Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple’s booking or doesn’t respond to a Muslim woman’s inquiry. The dominant brands — Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO — work quickly to contain the damage. They may […]

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UPDATED: 6:46 p.m. EDT — Airbnb has removed a racist host from its website a viral video exposed the woman bias toward the group of Black guests in New York City. A representative for the online platform that facilitates homes being shared sent an email to NewsOne saying that the host was removed from the platform. […]

Recently, three Black women were racially profiled and accused of stealing from a home in Rialto, California when they were checking out of their AirB&B. Why? Because they didn’t waive back at a white woman who waved at them which prompted her to call the cops. Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Kelly Marshall and Donisha Prendergast the […]

On Thursday’s I like to give you an injustice rundown to tell you all about not just incidents of police brutality, but of racism and discrimination as well. Before I do that, I want to make two quick points. First, people often ask me why I share videos of police brutality if we’re getting so […]

While leaving their Airbnb, three Black women were surrounded by multiple cop cars and a helicopter after cops received a report from a neighbor who believed that the women were stealing according to Reason. Kells Fyffe-Marshall, one of the women staying in the Airbnb recorded the entire ordeal and posted it to Facebook. Several police cars […]

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Danny Glover was shouted down at a rally for Airbnb hosts in the New York state Capitol Tuesday when activists working on behalf of a union for hotel workers infiltrated the event and began heckling the 71-year-old actor. Glover had just began speaking at the event when the protesters began yelling […]

“We are not afraid. You will not divide us.”—Unite the Right. White supremacists are scrambling to find lodging in Charlottesville, Virginia for their rally on August 12 — but Airbnb says there are no rooms available for racists. I commend Airbnb for their bold stance: The global housing rental company is sending a strong message […]