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Airbnb: how US civil rights laws allow racial discrimination on the site

The sharing economy exists in a legal grey area beyond the reach of hard-won civil rights laws, and black users say they experience discrimination as a result.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/06/airbnb-racism-civil-rights-laws-sharing-economy

and…

US President Donald Trump’s childhood home listed on Airbnb

Want to live like a Trump? Now is your chance: Donald Trump’s boyhood home in Queens, New York, is on Airbnb. The mock Tudor-style house comes complete with a giant presidential cut-out in the living room.

http://m.dw.com/en/us-president-donald-trumps-childhood-home-listed-on-airbnb/a-40029219

plus…

Airbnb Deletes Trump Tower Listing Amid Security Concerns

As the New York Times reports, guests paid $300 to $450 a night to stay in the same building as the first family. The listing has been available since at least September, but disappeared very recently after a Times reporter booked it for a stay in April.

http://fortune.com/2017/03/06/trump-tower-airbnb/

 

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