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Airbnb Removes Accommodation Listings Following ‘Slave Cabin Scandal’


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Airbnb Removes Accommodation Listings Following ‘Slave Cabin Scandal’

Airbnb Removes Accommodation Listings Following ‘Slave Cabin Scandal’

The company has since removed around 30 listings from its platform and bragged about denying its services to people who refused to sign up to Airbnb’s community… 23.12.2022, Sputnik International

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Accommodation booking company Airbnb has removed a number of listings from its platform after it became clear the properties had been used in the past to house slave labor. Earlier this year, a TikTok personality called out Airbnb, pointing out that a cabin at the Belmont Plantation in Greenville, Mississippi, previously listed on the platform as a bed and breakfast, was actually a slave cabin. in the 1830s. Following this revelation, the company removed about 30 listings, which included properties in the United States where slaves lived. or work while slavery was still legal in the country. In addition, results of an audit of the company’s “anti-discrimination and building inclusion work”, which were released this month, showed that more than 2.5 million people “have been denied access to, or removed from, the Airbnb platform” since 2016 due to their refusal to accept Airbnb’s community engagement and nondiscrimination policy. ‘a higher booking success rate on the platform than customers of “other perceived racial groups”, with booking success being defined in the document as “the rate at which customers of different perceived racial groups in the States United States successfully book an Airbnb listing.”

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The company has since removed about 30 listings from its platform and bragged about denying services to people who refused to sign Airbnb’s Community Engagement and Non-Discrimination Policy.

Accommodation booking company Airbnb has removed a number of listings from its platform after it became clear the properties had been used in the past to house slave labor.

Earlier this year, a TikTok personality called out Airbnb, pointing out that a cabin on the Belmont Plantation in Greenville, Mississippi, previously listed on the platform as a bed and breakfast, was actually a slave cabin in the 1830s.

Following this revelation, the company removed about 30 listings, which included properties in the United States where slaves lived or worked when slavery was still legal in the country.

In addition, the results of an audit of the company’s “work to combat discrimination and build inclusion”, which was published this month, showed that more than 2.5 million people have been denied access to or removed from the Airbnb platform” since 2016 due to their refusal to accept Airbnb’s Community Engagement and Non-Discrimination Policy.

The audit, however, also shows that “customers perceived as white” enjoy a higher booking success rate on the platform than customers from “other perceived racial groups”, with booking success being defined in the document as “the rate at which guests of different perceived racial groups in the United States successfully book an Airbnb listing.



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