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Airbnb to Verify All Listings, C.E.O. Chesky Says

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  1. [3]
    vakieh
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    AirBnB aren't going to verify shit. They're going to crowdsource the verification the same way they crowdsourced their hotel chain, and it will be about as effective as Amazon's 'totally...

    he said the process would involve asking users whether the information in certain listings turned out to be accurate

    AirBnB aren't going to verify shit. They're going to crowdsource the verification the same way they crowdsourced their hotel chain, and it will be about as effective as Amazon's 'totally legitimate' product reviews.

    Bring on the legislation that cripples these ridiculous companies.

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      balooga
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      Sounds about right. The recent Vice article about Airbnb scammers discussed here on Tildes shows that Airbnb's review system is already being exploited at scale.

      Sounds about right. The recent Vice article about Airbnb scammers discussed here on Tildes shows that Airbnb's review system is already being exploited at scale.

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      1. MimicSquid
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        What? You don't trust me? Well, would you trust me more if my good friend squid_mimic vouched for me? I could have a few more good friends say they liked me if you give me a moment to make more...

        What? You don't trust me? Well, would you trust me more if my good friend squid_mimic vouched for me? I could have a few more good friends say they liked me if you give me a moment to make more accounts.

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