Airbnb has announced plans to verify every single one of its approximately 7 million listings after a mass shooting at an Airbnb in October, alongside several other safety initiatives.
The shooting took place at a Halloween party thrown at a California Airbnb, leaving five dead and prompting Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO, and Head of Community Brian Chesky to declare a ban on “party houses”.
Chesky also tweeted about several other safety initiatives, including “expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations” and a “dedicated ‘party house’ rapid response team”, though he was somewhat light on details. Read more…
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