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Airbnb is pushing major safety changes after deadly party-house shooting


Airbnb is pushing out several new safety features in the wake of a shooting that killed five people at one of its bookings, CEO Brian Chesky announced Wednesday.

The new changes involve four key features:

  • Airbnb will verify 100% of listings.
  • It will establish a “guest guarantee” in case guests arrive at a listing that does not match its online description.
  • Airbnb will create a 24/7 “neighbor hotline” staffed by real people.
  • The company will conduct manual reviews of high-risk listings.

The changes come after the Halloween night shooting at a so-called “party house” in Orinda, California, that was rented through Airbnb. The company announced it would ban party houses from its platform…


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