Airbnb settles discrimination lawsuit brought by three black American women

Three black American women sued Airbnb alleging the site allows its users to discriminate against customers based on race in Oregon, US. The Plaintiffs claimed that by requiring users’ full name and profile photography, Airbnb foster racial discrimination and violates the local and federal public accommodation laws. In the settlement, Airbnb committed to review and change the way profile names are displayed to hosts as part of the booking process.  

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