31 Oct '16, 9am

Airbnb Users Must Agree to Non-Discrimination Pledge This Week

Airbnb Users Must Agree to Non-Discrimination Pledge This Week

Airbnb has revamped its non-discrimination policies After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by Airbnb hosts, the San Francisco-based company will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge starting tomorrow, November 1. The company has already started to roll out new technological features including smaller profile photos, an expansion of instant bookings and reporting processes that will allow users to document suspected racial and ethnic discrimination. These changes follow several months of turmoil for the company that started this spring, when a Virginia resident filed a lawsuit claiming that Airbnb’s booking policies violated his civil rights. Last March, after downloading Airbnb’s smartphone app and using his Facebook profile to register quickly for the house sharing site, Gregory Selden’s request to book a room f...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/10/airbnb-users-must-agr...

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