Jan 13, 2021

Airbnb cancels reservations in Washington area ahead of inauguration

Airbnb has cancelled reservations in the area around Washington DC during the inauguration week after US authorities asked people to stay away. Airbnb said: "We are aware of reports emerging yesterday afternoon regarding armed militias and known hate groups that are attempting to travel and disrupt the inauguration." Airbnb said it wanted to make sure that hate groups were not using its site. Additionally Airbnb said that since 6 January it has been trying to identify individual customers who took part in the riots. In a statement, Airbnb said: "We have identified numerous individuals who are either associated with known hate groups or otherwise involved in the criminal activity at the Capitol building, and they have been banned from Airbnb's platform."

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