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Airbnb is getting ripped apart for asking guests to donate money to hosts

Airbnb rolled out a new tool that encourages guests to send “kindness cards” and cash donations to their former hosts “impacted by COVID-19.” The COVID-19 pandemic has tanked Airbnb’s revenue, and the property owners who operate short-term rentals through the service have seen rent payments evaporate as people stop travelling. […]
Airbnb is getting ripped apart for asking guests to donate money to hosts
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Airbnb has patented software that digs through social media to root out people who display ‘narcissism or psychopathy’

Airbnb has software designed to scan someone’s online presence, including social media, to predict their behaviour and personality traits. The software, first reported by Evening Standard, is meant to flag people who show signs of “narcissism, Machiavellianism, or psychopathy,” among other traits. Airbnb has faced an uphill battle to screen […]
Airbnb has patented software that digs through social media to root out people who display ‘narcissism or psychopathy’