Airbnb is taking action to address discrimination from hospitality on its platform and the new transformation of Oregon-based visitors. Woe to you, iit seems that people from other countries, as well as from the rest of the world, should just continue to fight for justice on the platform..
Starting January 31st, the audience will just watch first of all guest names until after confirming the reservation request, Airbnb announced in a December announcement that it was seen by on the Verge. After a recipient it proves reservation, the full guest name will appear. Changes in the names of the names not relocated will be in a minimum position two years.
“Although we have made progress, we still have a lot to do and continue to work with our hosts and visitors, as well as human rights leaders to keep our organization united, ” Airbnb said.
In a statement, the company said the changes were in line with the voluntary agreement reached with the people in Oregon in 2019 “who expressed concern about the appearance of foreign visitors’ reservations. ”
According to and Oregonian, in 2017 Portland resident Patricia Harrington filed a lawsuit against Airbnb. He also said that because Airbnb requires visitors to disclose their full name and include a photo, which they receive review before approving reservation, the company was allowing hospitality to discriminate against Black guests. These violated Oregon’s antitrust laws, he said.
Airbnb dismissed the case, which involved two other black women in Oregon, in 2019. By this time, Harrington had died.
The allegations in the case were not wrong. Black foreigners have settled ringing alarm about platformism for years and making a hashtag: #AirbnbWhileBlack. In 2016, a Harvard Business School Education even found that requests from guests with Native American names were 16% less likely to be received by the host than their counterparts guests with white names.
The same year, Airbnb fulfilled the contract promoting fair treatment for users, which said all users agreed to treat everyone on the platform platform “respectfully, without judgment or favor.” After the deal, the company began to hide photos of guests, which is now disclosed only after the reservation is confirmed. In 2020, Airbnb told Gizmodo to do so banned 1.4 million people from his platform for refusing to accept his non-election agreement.
Dbias on the platform it has no limits for black people. Asians, trans, North Africans, Uyghurs, and Tibetans have been deported by those who received them in the US and beyond.
Gizmodo arrived at Airbnb on Saturday to inquire why the change applies to Oregon residents. Considering what we know, it seems that it could be useful in other areas as well. An Airbnb spokesman mentioned the end of the 2019 cases, which we have described above.
“Since the changes are not known, implementation will be limited,” Airbnb spokeswoman Liz DeBold Fusco said in an email. “We are exploring how these changes help us understand whether there is anything we can learn from this project that could inform future anti-discrimination efforts.”
Even though I was salty above – the world is just, you know, boring – this is a good step from Airbnb. The company may not be moving as fast as we would like to deal with discrimination, but discrimination is a complex issue, and making appropriate adjustments takes time. The key is to keep the job and to get to the point where you have to deal with prejudice continuously, not because you have been prosecuted.