Airbnb Unveils New Policies To Combat User Discrimination
The company was previously criticized for not doing enough to prevent discrimination on the service.By Matt Picht | September 8, 2016
Airbnb finally has a plan to deal with the accusations of rampant bias and discrimination on the room-sharing service.
The site is changing its policies to try to make it harder for users to discriminate against which guests they allow to rent their rooms. Those changes include de-emphasizing photos in user profiles and speeding up the rollout of a service, which automatically books vacant rooms without the host's approval.