September 17, 2016
The secret lobbying tactics of Airbnb can today be revealed as the multibillion-pound American company fights to protect its business model. The lettings website is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to create the impression of overwhelming public support amid a council crackdown on homeowners using the service. An investigation by The Times has found that the company is building a fake grassroots campaign to target key politicians. One executive even boasted about how the company had successfully won over the mayor of London….