May 12, 2016
Airbnb recently came under fire at TechCrunch’s Disrupt competition, where a protester from CodePink held up a banner that read “Airbnb hosts apartheid [emphasis omitted].” Airbnb has allowed users to list properties on land that Israel occupied and displaced Palestinians. Critics have blasted the company on the disputed listings for two reasons, TechCrunch stated. Firstly, homeowners listing sites in the disputed territories are profiting from the politically disputed region. Secondly, there have been a lot of claims of homeowners refusing service to individuals with Arabic sounding names….