Airbnb Bans ‘Party Houses’ After California Killings. Miami Beach Mayor Welcomes Move

Nov 4, 2019

Airbnb plans to rid the short-term rental website of “party houses,” the CEO announced after five people died in a shooting at an Airbnb party house outside of San Francisco on Halloween night.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a series of tweets that the company will crack down on such rentals, marking a shift away from the company’s standard posture of declining to police the site’s content.

A spokesman for Airbnb declined to comment on what the crackdown will look like in Miami Beach. The city has the highest number of Airbnbs per capita in the country and is appealing a recent court decision weakening its enforcement.

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