February 11, 2016
Yesterday, a report revealed that Airbnb had removed over 1,000 New York City listings as a way to alter the data in a public report on its user base. The mass removal, the report’s authors Murray Cox and Tom Slee alleged, was a “one-time targeted purge” meant to help the controversial service “paint a flattering picture” of itself—specifically, to create the illusion that 95 percent of those who rented entire apartments on Airbnb were only listing one property, presumably the one they lived in….
Source: http://www.vice.com/read/the-case-against-airbnb-and-uber