Airbnb will verify listings, 11 years after launch
Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Airbnb says it will verify every single property on its platform after a news website found a series of scams. In October, Vice News uncovered a pattern of false or misleading property listings posted on the rentals site. Airbnb said it would review every property by December 2020, and also promised to refund customers if they were misled by inaccurate listings. It is the first time Airbnb, which launched in 2008, has pledged to verify every home promoted on its platform. During its investigation, Vice News spoke to several people who had booked accommodation on Airbnb and been scammed. Read more...
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