Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb to cancel DC reservations

Ahead of inauguration, Airbnb to cancel DC reservations


Angela Lang / CNET

Just one week ahead President-Elect Joe Biden inaugurated On January 20, AirBnB said in a Wednesday statement that it would begin canceling and blocking reservations in the Washington, DC, area next week. Announced in response to Request from local and federal authorities For people not to travel to the city for this event, in view of 6 January Capitol attack.

on Monday, Airbnb said it would ban the identity of anyone involved in the capital attacks Last week, and that it was investigating DC area rentals to prevent hate groups from using their platform during the inauguration. The move is in line with the company’s broader effort to remove violent and discriminatory groups on its platform.

The company said in its Wednesday statement, “Guests whose reservations have been canceled will be refunded in full. We will reimburse the host at the expense of Airbnb, the money they would have earned from the canceled reservations. Hotel Reservation reservations will also be canceled. “

Airbnb said it is taking the name, and many people associated with violent criminal activity in Capitol have been identified and banned from its platform.

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