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Airbnb to Ban People Linked with ‘Violent Activities’ Ahead of Inauguration

Airbnb announced on Monday that it would be reviewing reservations in the Washington DC area ahead of the presidential inauguration and will ban any guests it believes are associated with “hate groups” or violent activity. The company is also cross-referencing arrest records from the Capitol Hill incident with its customer base to ban attendees from using the platform in the future.

Brian Chesky CEO of Airbnb

Airbnb Worth More than Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt Combined

Shares of the short-term rental company Airbnb have skyrocketed by 120 percent in its first day of trading, launching the company’s market cap to more than five times its last private market valuation. The massive IPO has resulted in Airbnb being worth more than the combined values of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Hyatt Hotels, the three largest hotel chains.

Airbnb has been targeted by several cities exasperated by what is seen as a bid at times to avoid local laws and taxes

Airbnb Exec Resigns over Company Sharing Data with China

Sean Joyce, the former chief trust officer at Airbnb, resigned from his post last year over concerns about the company’s data-sharing policy. Joyce claims that the company inappropriately shares data with the Chinese government without the consent of its users. The company’s co-founder allegedly told him: “We’re not here to promote American values.”

Counter-protesters hold up Chinese flags to oppose the protesters gathering in central London to attend a march organised by StandwithHK and D4HK in support of Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, on August 17, 2019. - Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement faces a major test this weekend as it tries to muster …

Ron DeSantis Sanctions Airbnb over Israeli West Bank Boycott

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the State Board of Administration voted Tuesday to sanction Airbnb for its decision not to list properties in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The vote made Airbnb the first American company to be placed on a “scrutinized” list of businesses that boycott Israel.

Newly sworn-in Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an event at the Freedom Tower where he named Barbara Lagoa to the Florida Supreme Court on January 09, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Mr. DeSantis was sworn in yesterday as the 46th governor of the state of Florida.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)